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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sitkawas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Sitka
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.