Ketchikan, Alaska Population 2020

8,477
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Ketchikan is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 8,477, it is the 6th largest city in Alaska and the 3460th largest city in the United States. Ketchikan is currently growing at a rate of 1.12% annually and its population has increased by 5.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,050 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Ketchikan has a population density of 2,222 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ketchikan is $74,432 with a poverty rate of 12.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,107 per month, and the median house value is $237,700. The median age in Ketchikan is 37.7 years, 36.8 years for males, and 38.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 103.0 males.

Ketchikan Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ketchikan was:

  • White: 59.30%
  • Native American: 16.76%
  • Asian: 11.67%
  • Two or more races: 10.18%
  • Other race: 1.08%
  • Black or African American: 0.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Ketchikan, Alaska is 8,477, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,289.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,050.

Ketchikan, Alaska Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202013,990360.26%
201913,954360.26%
201813,918360.26%
201713,8821681.21%
201613,71480.06%
201513,706-95-0.69%
201413,801850.62%
201313,716-7-0.05%
201213,723580.42%
201113,665990.72%
201013,5660.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,87759.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,37816.76%
Asian96011.67%
Two or More Races83710.18%
Some Other Race891.08%
Black or African American780.95%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.06%
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Ketchikan Population Pyramid 2020

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Ketchikan Median Age

37.7


Total

36.8


Male

38.7


Female

Ketchikan Adults

There are 6,457 adults, (1,192 of whom are seniors) in Ketchikan.

Ketchikan Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ketchikan Sex Ratio

Female

4,052

49.27%

Male

4,172

50.73%

Ketchikan Households and Families

Ketchikan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ketchikan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.1%25.9%
All49.3%50.7%
Female34.7%65.3%
Non Family32.9%67.1%
Male32.1%67.9%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2782.4349.3
Non Family1,4031.3232.9
Married1,2843.1574.1
Female4263.6234.7
Male1653.132.1

3.06

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Ketchikan Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1512.67%
9th to 12th Grade3656.45%
High School Graduate1,79531.70%
Some College1,63828.92%
Associates Degree4598.11%
Bachelors Degree88815.68%
Graduate Degree3676.48%
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Ketchikan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4253,194793
Native American83170766
Asian711634252
Multiple Races35933642
Hispanic27923983
Other Race743813
Black635916
Islander444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,308$41,490$30,780
Less Than High School$27,500$35,854$20,156
High School Grad$30,103$34,659$22,090
Some College$38,040$45,000$31,675
Bachelors Degree$40,156$43,750$37,054
Graduate Degree$63,708$71,563$56,667

$36,308

Average Earnings

$41,490

Average Male

$30,780

Average Female

Ketchikan Language

Ketchikan Language by Age

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Ketchikan Language

85.06% of Ketchikan residents speak only English, while 14.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 10.11% of the population.

Ketchikan Poverty

Ketchikan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,4544249.52%
Native1,31536327.60%
Multiple82114918.15%
Hispanic4728117.16%
Black702231.43%
Asian960171.77%
Other8944.49%

12.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.65%

Male Poverty Rate

11.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ketchikan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ketchikan is Black, with 31.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ketchikan is Asian, with 1.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.16%.

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Name Poverty
High School13.00%
Less Than High School12.67%
Some College8.20%
Bachelors or Greater5.35%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed34.09%
Female Unemployed22.92%
Female Employed5.76%
Male Employed5.06%

Ketchikan Income

Ketchikan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,132$74,432
Families$72,179$90,499
Married Families$89,712-
Non Families$36,958$47,844
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Ketchikan Marital Status

Ketchikan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

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 Veterans

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571

Number of Veterans

533

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam255
First Gulf War85
Second Gulf War74
Korea36
World War II21
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74215
35 to 54121
75+106
55 to 64104
18 to 3425
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Name Veterans % of Total
White43711.19%
Indian888.64%
Hispanic216.75%
2 or More133.02%
Black1320.63%
Other1214.46%
Asian80.99%

Ketchikan Veterans by Education

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3.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ketchikan Employment Status

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69.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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42.12%

Born in Alaska

87.80%

Native Born

12.20%

Foreign Born

5.18%

Non Citizen

7.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.80% of Ketchikan residents were born in the United States, with 42.12% having been born in Alaska. 5.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,477941.12%
20198,383941.13%
20188,289210.25%
20178,268941.15%
20168,17410.01%
20158,173-57-0.69%
20148,230500.61%
20138,180-4-0.05%
20128,184330.40%
20118,151750.93%
20108,0761540.19%
20007,922-341-0.42%
19908,2631,0651.39%
19807,1982040.29%
19706,9945110.76%
19606,4831,2812.23%
19505,2025071.03%
19404,6958992.15%
19303,7961,2964.27%
19202,5001,5004.69%
19001,0000.00%