Sitka, Alaska Population 2021

8,371
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Sitka is a city located in Sitka County Alaska. With a 2020 population of 8,371, it is the 5th largest city in Alaska (after Anchorage, , , and ) and the 3507th largest city in the United States . Sitka is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -5.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,881 in 2010. Sitka reached it's highest population of in . 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 8.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,131 per month, and the median house value is $358,600. 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: 64.28%
  • Two or more races: 14.10%
  • Native American: 13.11%
  • Asian: 6.70%
  • Black or African American: 0.93%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Sitka, Alaska is 8,371 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,493.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,881.

Sitka, Alaska Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,55464.28%
Two or More Races1,21814.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,13313.11%
Asian5796.70%
Black or African American800.93%
Some Other Race680.79%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.09%
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Sitka Population by Race

Sitka Population Pyramid $2021

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Sitka Median Age

39.5


Total

38.4


Male

40.6


Female

Sitka Adults

There are 6,763 adults, (1,310 of whom are seniors) in Sitka.

Sitka Age Dependency

58.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sitka Sex Ratio

Female

4,196

48.56%

Male

4,444

51.44%

Sitka Population by Age

Sitka Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sitka Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family43.1%56.9%
Male49.2%50.8%
Female58.6%41.4%
All59.3%40.7%
Married75.5%24.5%

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sitka Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5472.3659.3
Married1,5572.9875.5
Non Family1,4241.2743.1
Female3673.1358.6
Male1993.9249.2

2.96

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Sitka Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1121.82%
9th to 12th Grade2133.47%
High School Graduate1,68327.38%
Some College1,44023.43%
Associates Degree64710.53%
Bachelors Degree1,24020.18%
Graduate Degree81113.20%
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Sitka Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sitka Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,0463,9011,733
Native American82074356
2+ Races56154491
Asian429403118
Hispanic35429657
Black636113
Other Race3314
Islander77

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 white people with a rate of 42.83%.

Sitka Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,881$51,171$38,241
Less Than 9th Grade$39,500$55,809$
High School Graduate$37,661$44,766$28,191
Some College$40,401$43,156$36,779
Bachelors Degree$58,906$61,739$49,231
Graduate Degree$55,644$68,173$47,614

$43,881

Average Earnings

$51,171

Average Male

$38,241

Average Female

Sitka Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sitka Language by Age

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Sitka Language

87.59% of Sitka residents speak only English, while 12.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.30% of the population.

Sitka Language

Sitka Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,11627724.82%
White5,2022043.92%
Multiple1,18017314.66%
Hispanic5607313.04%
Asian574457.84%
Black661522.73%
Other6146.56%

8.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.45%

Male Poverty Rate

9.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sitka

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sitka is Native, with 24.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sitka is White, with 3.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.33%.

Sitka Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.42%
High School9.88%
Some College7.30%
Bachelors or Greater3.29%

Sitka Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.06%
Male Unemployed8.28%
Female Employed5.56%
Male Employed4.42%

Sitka Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sitka Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,682$90,196
Families$91,935$108,346
Married Families$107,995-
Non Families$45,682$56,962
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Income by Household Type

Sitka Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

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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593

Number of Veterans

528

Male Veterans

65

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam210
Second Gulf War135
First Gulf War78
Korea30
World War II20

Sitka Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74151
55 to 64132
75+120
18 to 34103
35 to 5487

Sitka Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White46510.46%
Native American687.64%
Hispanic4111.08%
2+ Races395.60%
Asian183.81%
Black34.48%

Sitka Veterans by Race

Sitka Veterans by Education

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1.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sitka Veterans by Education

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71.8%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

5%

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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40.30%

Born in Sitka

91.61%

Native Born

8.39%

Foreign Born

3.97%

Non Citizen

4.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.61% of Sitka residents were born in the United States, with 40.30% having been born in Alaska. 3.97% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,371-61-0.72%
20208,432-61-0.72%
20198,493-61-0.71%
20188,554-87-1.01%
20178,641-95-1.09%
20168,736-42-0.48%
20158,778-60-0.68%
20148,838-135-1.50%
20138,973-44-0.49%
20129,0171331.50%
20118,88430.03%
20108,881460.05%
20008,8352470.28%
19908,5887850.96%
19807,8034,4338.76%
19703,3701330.40%
19603,2371,2374.93%
19502,0000.00%
19402,0009006.16%
19301,100-100-0.87%
19201,2001000.44%
19001,1000.00%

Sitka Population by Year