Anchorage County, Alaska Population 2022

Anchorage County, Alaska's estimated population is 280,437 with a growth rate of -0.89% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Anchorage County, Alaska is the 2nd largest county in Alaska. The 2010 Population was 293,321 and has seen a growth of -4.39% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
196082,8330.00%
1970124,54241,70950.35%
1980174,43149,88940.06%
1990226,33851,90729.76%
2010293,32166,98329.59%
2011296,1972,8760.98%
2012298,2552,0580.69%
2013301,1422,8870.97%
2014299,893-1,249-0.41%
2015297,547-2,346-0.78%
2016297,249-298-0.10%
2017294,338-2,911-0.98%
2018290,521-3,817-1.30%
2019288,000-2,521-0.87%
2020285,479-2,521-0.88%
2021282,958-2,521-0.88%
2022280,437-2,521-0.89%
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Anchorage County, Alaska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White178,73561.19%
Black or African American15,5075.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native21,9217.50%
Asian28,6729.82%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8,3322.85%
Some Other Race6,8812.36%
Two or More Races32,04210.97%
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Anchorage County, Alaska Population by Race

Anchorage County, Alaska Population Pyramid 2022

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Anchorage County, Alaska Median Age

33.9


Total

33


Male

34.9


Female

Anchorage County, Alaska Adults

There are 221,182 adults, (32,377 of whom are seniors) in Anchorage County, Alaska.

Anchorage County, Alaska Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Anchorage County, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female

143,136

49.00%

Male

148,954

51.00%

Anchorage County, Alaska Population by Age

Anchorage County, Alaska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Anchorage County, Alaska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.5%24.5%
All62.2%37.8%
Male53.2%46.8%
Non Family49.3%50.7%
Female47.7%52.3%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Anchorage County, Alaska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All106,9702.6662.2
Married52,6163.3575.5
Male5,4783.5753.2
Female11,4773.2847.7
Non Family37,3991.3849.3

3.22

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Anchorage County, Alaska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2562.21%
9th to 12th Grade7,2993.79%
High School Graduate45,63823.73%
Some College47,61724.76%
Associates Degree17,1768.93%
Bachelors Degree43,69522.72%
Graduate Degree26,66413.86%
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Anchorage County, Alaska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Anchorage County, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White122,040118,35654,336
2+ Races12,90312,0164,251
Asian18,35615,7504,676
Hispanic14,09811,9153,283
Other Race4,1243,560886
Black9,9769,2262,009
Native American13,41611,7051,721
Islander4,1963,826473

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 44.52%.

Anchorage County, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,877$57,791$43,531
Less Than 9th Grade$27,773$29,922$22,089
High School Graduate$36,644$41,327$30,192
Some College$46,841$55,374$38,376
Bachelors Degree$62,760$77,372$52,548
Graduate Degree$82,240$98,703$75,029

$50,877

Average Earnings

$57,791

Average Male

$43,531

Average Female

Anchorage County, Alaska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Anchorage County, Alaska Language by Age

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Anchorage County, Alaska Language

82.36% of Anchorage County, Alaska residents speak only English, while 17.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 8.52% of the population.

Anchorage County, Alaska Language

Anchorage County, Alaska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native20,8164,89623.52%
Islander8,2101,40217.08%
Black14,9211,73711.64%
Asian28,4123,25211.45%
White162,1639,2955.73%
Other661NaN%
Hispanic26,7102,6519.93%
Multiple31,2472,9779.53%

8.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.08%

Male Poverty Rate

9.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anchorage County, Alaska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anchorage County, Alaska is Native, with 23.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anchorage County, Alaska is Multiple, with 9.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.74%.

Anchorage County, Alaska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.39%
High School12.57%
Some College5.87%
Bachelors or Greater2.63%

Anchorage County, Alaska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.55%
Male Unemployed25.70%
Female Employed5.22%
Female Unemployed24.05%

Anchorage County, Alaska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Anchorage County, Alaska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$84,813$108,393
Families$100,775$124,028
Married Families$116,237$139,535
Non Families$57,311$72,583
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Income by Household Type

Anchorage County, Alaska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Anchorage County, Alaska Married by Age and Sex

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Anchorage County, Alaska 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 45-54.

Anchorage County, Alaska Marital Status by Race

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Anchorage County, Alaska Marital Status

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26,863

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War10,206
First Gulf War8,627
Vietnam7,255
Korea858
World War II220

Anchorage County, Alaska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 344,643
35 to 548,247
55 to 646,000
65 to 745,034
75+2,939

Anchorage County, Alaska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White20,26414.61%
Black1,99518.61%
Native American9195.91%
Asian8474.06%
Islander4429.27%
Other Race52510.88%
2+ Races1,87111.14%
Hispanic1,5289.34%

Anchorage County, Alaska Veterans by Race

Anchorage County, Alaska Veterans by Education

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4.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anchorage County, Alaska Veterans by Education

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71.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Anchorage County, Alaska Employment by Age

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Anchorage County, Alaska Employment by Race

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Anchorage County, Alaska 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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38.50%

Born in Anchorage County, Alaska

89.16%

Native Born

10.84%

Foreign Born

4.04%

Non Citizen

6.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.16% of Anchorage County, Alaska residents were born in the United States, with 38.50% having been born in Alaska. 4.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Anchorage County, Alaska Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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