Seward, Alaska Population 2020

2,573
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Seward is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 2,573, it is the 18th largest city in Alaska and the 6724th largest city in the United States. Seward is currently declining at a rate of -2.94% annually and its population has decreased by -4.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,693 in 2010. Seward reached it's highest population of 2,830 in 2000. Spanning over 22 miles, Seward has a population density of 184 people per square mile.

The average household income in Seward is $83,939 with a poverty rate of 11.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $924 per month, and the median house value is $235,000. The median age in Seward is 37.6 years, 38.4 years for males, and 33.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 148.9 males.

Seward Demographics

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

  • White: 70.72%
  • Native American: 11.34%
  • Asian: 7.40%
  • Two or more races: 5.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.92%
  • Black or African American: 2.38%
  • Other race: 0.04%
The current population of Seward, Alaska is 2,573, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,729.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,693.

Seward, Alaska Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,95970.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native31411.34%
Asian2057.40%
Two or More Races1445.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander812.92%
Black or African American662.38%
Some Other Race10.04%
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Seward Population Pyramid 2020

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Seward Median Age

37.6


Total

38.4


Male

33.4


Female

Seward Adults

There are 2,256 adults, (322 of whom are seniors) in Seward.

Seward Age Dependency

43.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Seward Sex Ratio

Female

1,113

40.18%

Male

1,657

59.82%

Seward Households and Families

Seward Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Seward Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.5%28.5%
All48.8%51.2%
Non Family37.9%62.1%
Female15.5%84.5%
Male0%100%

48.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8452.6548.8
Married3723.6771.5
Non Family3561.4337.9
Female713.5415.5
Male462.540

3.37

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

7.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Seward Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade482.44%
9th to 12th Grade1115.65%
High School Graduate78139.73%
Some College57229.09%
Associates Degree1799.10%
Bachelors Degree20510.43%
Graduate Degree703.56%
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Seward Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,3041,226240
Native American25819212
Asian125125
Islander7368
Hispanic73738
Multiple Races737313
Black60502

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.40%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,117$36,780$32,697
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$32,150$34,239$26,333
Some College$38,988$47,150$33,816
Bachelors Degree$40,313$13,558$58,295
Graduate Degree$$46,250$26,518

$36,117

Average Earnings

$36,780

Average Male

$32,697

Average Female

Seward Language

Seward Language by Age

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Seward Language

83.70% of Seward residents speak only English, while 16.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.90% of the population.

Seward Poverty

Seward Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic26615859.40%
White1,465342.32%
Multiple1383021.74%
Native1312922.14%
Asian201188.96%

11.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.14%

Male Poverty Rate

11.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Seward

The race most likely to be in poverty in Seward is Hispanic, with 59.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Seward is White, with 2.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.21%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School53.70%
Some College7.48%
High School7.05%
Bachelors or Greater0.76%
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Name Poverty
Female Employed6.26%
Male Employed2.70%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Seward Income

Seward Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,410$83,939
Families$100,245$101,961
Married Families$118,077-
Non Families$52,321$54,337
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Seward Marital Status

Seward Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.1%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Seward Married by Age and Sex

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Seward 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 45-54.

Seward Marital Status by Race

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Seward Veterans

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237

Number of Veterans

237

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam144
First Gulf War37
Korea32
Second Gulf War22
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74122
35 to 5443
75+34
55 to 6433
18 to 345
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Name Veterans % of Total
White18511.76%
Indian299.80%
2 or More1821.43%
Hispanic56.76%
Black57.58%

Seward Veterans by Education

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17.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Seward Employment Status

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56.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

7.6%

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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34.91%

Born in Alaska

89.46%

Native Born

10.54%

Foreign Born

7.36%

Non Citizen

3.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.46% of Seward residents were born in the United States, with 34.91% having been born in Alaska. 7.36% 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
20202,573-78-2.94%
20192,651-78-2.86%
20182,72940.15%
20172,725-78-2.78%
20162,803110.39%
20152,792-7-0.25%
20142,79926110.28%
20132,538-204-7.44%
20122,742-12-0.44%
20112,754281.03%
20102,726-104-0.37%
20002,8301310.48%
19902,6998994.13%
19801,8002001.18%
19701,600-300-1.70%
19601,900-200-1.00%
19502,1001,2008.84%
19409001001.18%
19308001001.34%
19207000.00%