Anchorage County, Alaska Population 2024

284,031

Anchorage County, Alaska's estimated 2024 population is 284,031 with a growth rate of -0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Anchorage County, Alaska is the largest county in Alaska. The 2010 population was 293,760 and has seen a growth of -3.31% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029276,246-1,557-0.56%
2028277,803-1,557-0.56%
2027279,360-1,557-0.55%
2026280,917-1,557-0.55%
2025282,474-1,557-0.55%
2024284,031-1,557-0.55%
2023285,588-1,557-0.54%
2022287,145-1,557-0.54%
2021288,702-2,164-0.74%
2020290,8662,0760.72%
2019288,790-2,587-0.89%
2018291,377-3,741-1.27%
2017295,118-2,954-0.99%
2016298,072-265-0.09%
2015298,337-2,310-0.77%
2014300,647-1,154-0.38%
2013301,8012,9951%
2012298,8062,1130.71%
2011296,6932,9331%
2010293,760
1990226,33851,90729.76%
1980174,43149,88940.06%
1970124,54241,70950.35%
196082,833-193,413-70.01%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.55% (-1,557)
State
Alaska
County Seat
2010 Population
293,760
Area
1707 mi²
Density
166 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.31% (-9,729)

Anchorage County, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White172,00459.17%
Two or more races36,96312.72%
Asian28,4409.78%
Native American21,5077.4%
Black or African American15,4695.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander8,5632.95%
Other race7,7282.66%
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Anchorage County, Alaska Population by Race

Anchorage County, Alaska Population Pyramid 2024

Anchorage County, Alaska Median Age

34.5

Total

33.7

Male

35.4

Female

Anchorage County, Alaska Adults

There are 221,286 adults, (34,768 of whom are seniors) in Anchorage County, Alaska.

Anchorage County, Alaska Age Dependency

55.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Anchorage County, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female141,53048.69%
Male149,14451.31%

Anchorage County, Alaska Population by Age

Anchorage County, Alaska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All107,1342.6463.836.2
Married51,0203.3277.222.8
Non Family38,9211.3351.748.3
Female11,2603.6148.751.3
Male5,9333.656.943.1
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3.26

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Anchorage County, Alaska Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Anchorage County, Alaska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Anchorage County, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 45.41%.

Anchorage County, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,419

Average Earnings

$64,200

Average Male

$49,462

Average Female

Anchorage County, Alaska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Anchorage County, Alaska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Anchorage County, Alaska Language

82.51% of Anchorage County, Alaska residents speak only English, while 17.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 8.84% of the population.

Anchorage County, Alaska Language

Anchorage County, Alaska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White157,2339,5156.05%
Native20,7224,95823.93%
Multiple36,3204,15811.45%
Hispanic27,5442,92510.62%
Asian28,1312,4598.74%
Islander8,4802,37528.01%
Black14,7132,13914.54%
Other7,58176310.06%
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9.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.72%

Male Poverty Rate

10.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anchorage County, Alaska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anchorage County, Alaska is Islander, with 28.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anchorage County, Alaska is White, with 6.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.26%.

Anchorage County, Alaska Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.68%
High School14.41%
Some College7.44%
Bachelors or Greater3%
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Anchorage County, Alaska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed28.29%
Female Unemployed26.88%
Female Employed5.38%
Male Employed4.3%
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Anchorage County, Alaska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Anchorage County, Alaska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Anchorage County, Alaska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Anchorage County, Alaska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Anchorage County, Alaska 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.

Anchorage County, Alaska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Anchorage County, Alaska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

24,982

Number of Veterans

21,075

Male Veterans

3,907

Female Veterans

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Anchorage County, Alaska Veterans by War

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Anchorage County, Alaska Veterans by Age

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Anchorage County, Alaska Veterans by Race

Anchorage County, Alaska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anchorage County, Alaska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Anchorage County, Alaska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Anchorage County, Alaska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Anchorage County, Alaska Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

39.83%

Born in Anchorage County, Alaska

89.17%

Native Born

10.83%

Foreign Born

3.78%

Non Citizen

7.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.17% of Anchorage County, Alaska residents were born in the United States, with 39.83% having been born in Alaska. 3.78% 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

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