Ketchikan, Alaska Population 2022

8,220
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Ketchikan is a city located in Ketchikan Gateway County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 8,220, it is the 12th largest city in Alaska and the 4787th largest city in the United States. Ketchikan is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually but its population has decreased by -0.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,230 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Ketchikan has a population density of 2,155 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ketchikan is $81,844 with a poverty rate of 10.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,148 per month, and the median house value is $257,600. The median age in Ketchikan is 38.1 years, 36.6 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.

Ketchikan Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ketchikanwas:

  • White: 58.02%
  • Native American: 17.00%
  • Asian: 12.77%
  • Two or more races: 9.65%
  • Other race: 1.47%
  • Black or African American: 0.86%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
The current population of Ketchikan, Alaska is 8,220 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,230.

Ketchikan, Alaska Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Ketchikan Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Ketchikan Population by Race

Ketchikan Population Pyramid 2022

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Ketchikan Median Age

37.3


Total

35.3


Male

38.8


Female

Ketchikan Adults

There are 6,434 adults, (1,162 of whom are seniors) in Ketchikan.

Ketchikan Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ketchikan Sex Ratio

Female

4,012

48.75%

Male

4,218

51.25%

Ketchikan Population by Age

Ketchikan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ketchikan Household Types

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ketchikan Households and Families

3.11

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Ketchikan Households by Type

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Ketchikan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ketchikan Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 96.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.64%.

Ketchikan Educational Attainment by Race

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$40,657

Average Earnings

$44,361

Average Male

$35,708

Average Female

Ketchikan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ketchikan Language by Age

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Ketchikan Language

84.47% of Ketchikan residents speak only English, while 15.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 10.63% of the population.

Ketchikan Language

Ketchikan Poverty by Race

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10.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.74%

Male Poverty Rate

11.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ketchikan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ketchikan is Black, with 26.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ketchikan is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.72%.

Ketchikan Poverty

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Ketchikan Poverty Rate by Education

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Ketchikan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ketchikan Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Ketchikan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Ketchikan Married by Age and Sex

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Ketchikan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ketchikan Marital Status by Race

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Ketchikan Marital Status

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558

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Ketchikan Veterans by War

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Ketchikan Veterans by Age

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Ketchikan Veterans by Race

Ketchikan Veterans by Education

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5.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ketchikan Veterans by Education

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69.8%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ketchikan Employment by Age

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Ketchikan Employment by Race

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Ketchikan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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42.39%

Born in Ketchikan

86.65%

Native Born

13.35%

Foreign Born

5.13%

Non Citizen

8.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.65% of Ketchikan residents were born in the United States, with 42.39% having been born in Alaska. 5.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ketchikan Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Ketchikan Population by Year