Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Population 2024

8,211

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska's estimated 2024 population is 8,211 with a growth rate of -0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sitka City and Borough, Alaska is the 11th largest county in Alaska. The 2010 population was 8,880 and has seen a growth of -7.53% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,856-71-0.9%
20287,927-71-0.89%
20277,998-71-0.88%
20268,069-71-0.87%
20258,140-71-0.86%
20248,211-71-0.86%
20238,282-71-0.85%
20228,353-30-0.36%
20218,383-43-0.51%
20208,426-75-0.88%
20198,501-54-0.63%
20188,555-85-0.98%
20178,640-104-1.19%
20168,744-45-0.51%
20158,789-56-0.63%
20148,845-135-1.5%
20138,980-42-0.47%
20129,0221341.51%
20118,88880.09%
20108,88000%
19908,58878510.06%
19807,8031,69427.73%
19706,109-581-8.68%
19606,690-1,166-14.84%
2024 Growth Rate
-0.86% (-71)
State
Alaska
2020 Population
8,426
Area
2870 mi²
Density
3 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-2.55% (-215)

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,26962.27%
Two or more races1,48217.51%
Native American7939.37%
Asian6677.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1031.22%
Other race901.06%
Black or African American580.69%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Black or African American

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Population by Race

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Population Pyramid 2024

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Median Age

39.5

Total

38.8

Male

40.4

Female

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Adults

There are 6,753 adults, (1,375 of whom are seniors) in Sitka City and Borough, Alaska.

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female4,04247.77%
Male4,42052.23%

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Population by Age

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,4592.3664.535.5
Married1,7432.9377.822.2
Non Family1,2781.344852
Female3192.6854.245.8
Male1194.1673.926.1

2.87

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

64.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1222.01%
9th to 12th Grade1682.77%
High School Graduate1,56425.76%
Some College1,54325.42%
Associates Degree5989.85%
Bachelors Degree1,39122.91%
Graduate Degree68511.28%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,9163,7791,622
2+ Races809757184
Native American59757136
Asian506461124
Hispanic33327476
Black484830
Other Race42376
Islander414135

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 85.37%.

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$49,672$58,788$45,825
Less Than 9th Grade$22,391$23,667$18,409
High School Graduate$43,867$46,154$39,271
Some College$49,142$58,935$40,208
Bachelors Degree$49,940$70,515$48,155
Graduate Degree$76,910$97,830$75,042

$49,672

Average Earnings

$58,788

Average Male

$45,825

Average Female

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Language

85.08% of Sitka City and Borough, Alaska residents speak only English, while 14.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.75% of the population.

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Language

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,9512565.17%
Native76615520.23%
Multiple1,4521389.5%
Hispanic6177411.99%
Asian66791.35%
Other8478.33%

6.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.61%

Male Poverty Rate

8.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sitka City and Borough, Alaska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sitka City and Borough, Alaska is Native, with 20.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sitka City and Borough, Alaska is Asian, with 1.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.14%.

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.38%
High School9.05%
Some College4.88%
Bachelors or Greater3.83%

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed27.83%
Male Unemployed9.57%
Female Employed4.79%
Male Employed4.27%

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$95,261$104,872
Families$107,896$122,193
Married Families$112,306$-999,999,999
Non Families$55,750$71,290

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sitka City and Borough, 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 35-44.

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

533

Number of Veterans

476

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam155
First Gulf War153
Second Gulf War114
Korea54
World War II10

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+154
65 to 74138
35 to 5495
55 to 6489
18 to 3457

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4029.91%
Native American7912.62%
2+ Races394.01%
Hispanic327.57%
Asian71.29%
Islander67.41%

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Veterans by Race

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.3%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sitka City and Borough, 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

32.29%

Born in Sitka City and Borough, Alaska

89.92%

Native Born

10.08%

Foreign Born

5.94%

Non Citizen

4.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.92% of Sitka City and Borough, Alaska residents were born in the United States, with 32.29% having been born in Alaska. 5.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sitka City and Borough, Alaska Place of Birth

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