Sitka, Alaska Population 2022

8,374
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Sitka is a city located in Sitka County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 8,374, it is the 11th largest city in Alaska and the 4702nd largest city in the United States. Sitka is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -2.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,569 in 2020. Spanning over 4815 miles, Sitka has a population density of 3 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sitka is $90,196 with a poverty rate of 6.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,159 per month, and the median house value is $365,800. The median age in Sitka is 39.5 years, 38.4 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Sitka Demographics

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

  • White: 64.41%
  • Two or more races: 14.87%
  • Native American: 11.52%
  • Asian: 7.64%
  • Other race: 0.77%
  • Black or African American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
The current population of Sitka, Alaska is 8,374 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,569.

Sitka, Alaska Population 2022

Population by Race

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Sitka Population by Race

Sitka Population Pyramid 2022

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Sitka Median Age

39.1


Total

38.7


Male

40


Female

Sitka Adults

There are 6,744 adults, (1,388 of whom are seniors) in Sitka.

Sitka Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sitka Sex Ratio

Female

4,162

48.57%

Male

4,407

51.43%

Sitka Population by Age

Sitka Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sitka Household Types

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sitka Households and Families

2.87

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Sitka Households by Type

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Sitka Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sitka Educational Attainment by Race

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 41.56%.

Sitka Educational Attainment by Race

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$46,377

Average Earnings

$55,969

Average Male

$39,439

Average Female

Sitka Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sitka Language by Age

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Sitka Language

86.12% of Sitka residents speak only English, while 13.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.56% of the population.

Sitka Language

Sitka Poverty by Race

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6.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.56%

Male Poverty Rate

7.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sitka

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sitka is Black, with 34.62% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.34%.

Sitka Poverty

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Sitka Poverty Rate by Education

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Sitka Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sitka Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Sitka Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Sitka Married by Age and Sex

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Sitka Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sitka Marital Status by Race

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Sitka Marital Status

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539

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Sitka Veterans by War

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Sitka Veterans by Age

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Sitka Veterans by Race

Sitka Veterans by Education

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0.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sitka Veterans by Education

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71.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Sitka Employment by Age

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Sitka Employment by Race

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Sitka 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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36.50%

Born in Sitka

90.51%

Native Born

9.49%

Foreign Born

4.32%

Non Citizen

5.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.51% of Sitka residents were born in the United States, with 36.50% having been born in Alaska. 4.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sitka Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Sitka Population by Year