Sitka, Alaska Population 2020

8,543
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Sitka is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 8,543, it is the 5th largest city in Alaska (after , , , and ) and the 3439th largest city in the United States. Sitka is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -3.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,881 in 2010. Sitka reached it's highest population of 9,019 in 2012. Spanning over 4815 miles, Sitka has a population density of 3 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sitka is $89,940 with a poverty rate of 7.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,123 per month, and the median house value is $349,300. The median age in Sitka is 38.8 years, 37.2 years for males, and 40.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.8 males.

Sitka Demographics

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

  • White: 64.72%
  • Two or more races: 13.47%
  • Native American: 12.79%
  • Asian: 7.23%
  • Black or African American: 1.18%
  • Other race: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Sitka, Alaska is 8,543, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,647.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,881.

Sitka, Alaska Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,65564.72%
Two or More Races1,17713.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,11812.79%
Asian6327.23%
Black or African American1031.18%
Some Other Race450.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.09%
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Sitka Population Pyramid 2020

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Sitka Median Age

38.8


Total

37.2


Male

40.5


Female

Sitka Adults

There are 6,799 adults, (1,268 of whom are seniors) in Sitka.

Sitka Age Dependency

58

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sitka Sex Ratio

Female

4,267

48.83%

Male

4,471

51.17%

Sitka Households and Families

Sitka Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sitka Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
All57.9%42.1%
Male50%50%
Female49.5%50.5%
Non Family42%58%

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5612.3757.9
Married1,5493.0375.7
Non Family1,4321.2742
Female3683.1849.5
Male2123.6650

2.99

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

8.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Sitka Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1011.64%
9th to 12th Grade2704.40%
High School Graduate1,74128.35%
Some College1,45323.66%
Associates Degree5739.33%
Bachelors Degree1,25620.45%
Graduate Degree74812.18%
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Sitka Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,0783,9021,684
Native American80772566
Multiple Races53449061
Asian439410133
Hispanic33129362
Black727020
Other Race265
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 41.29%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,400$51,030$36,572
Less Than High School$43,021$53,500$30,972
High School Grad$35,448$44,306$29,830
Some College$40,383$42,936$34,116
Bachelors Degree$56,371$60,568$47,102
Graduate Degree$56,579$66,484$49,231

$42,400

Average Earnings

$51,030

Average Male

$36,572

Average Female

Sitka Language

Sitka Language by Age

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Sitka Language

88.27% of Sitka residents speak only English, while 11.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.51% of the population.

Sitka Poverty

Sitka Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,08822420.59%
White5,3181793.37%
Multiple1,13616714.70%
Asian627487.66%
Hispanic552223.99%
Black9177.69%
Other4436.82%

7.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.64%

Male Poverty Rate

8.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sitka

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sitka is Native, with 20.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sitka is White, with 3.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.51%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.97%
High School7.37%
Some College6.14%
Bachelors or Greater3.61%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.67%
Male Unemployed7.80%
Female Employed4.52%
Male Employed3.60%

Sitka Income

Sitka Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,534$89,940
Families$89,911$109,484
Married Families$105,897-
Non Families$42,385$54,585
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Sitka Marital Status

Sitka Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Sitka Marital Status by Race

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Sitka Veterans

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714

Number of Veterans

643

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam286
Second Gulf War178
First Gulf War113
Korea29
World War II18
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74177
55 to 64176
35 to 54123
75+121
18 to 34117
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Name Veterans % of Total
White52411.51%
2 or More8012.07%
Indian657.18%
Hispanic5314.40%
Asian306.10%
Black1520.83%

Sitka Veterans by Education

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6.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sitka Employment Status

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71.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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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41.52%

Born in Alaska

92.07%

Native Born

7.93%

Foreign Born

4.06%

Non Citizen

3.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.07% of Sitka residents were born in the United States, with 41.52% having been born in Alaska. 4.06% 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
20208,543-52-0.61%
20198,595-52-0.60%
20188,647-39-0.45%
20178,686-52-0.60%
20168,738-40-0.46%
20158,778-61-0.69%
20148,839-134-1.49%
20138,973-46-0.51%
20129,0191331.50%
20118,88650.06%
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%