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Anchorage, AK Metro Area


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2022 population: 400,470   ( 19,649 from 2010)
Land area: 26413.6 square miles
Population density: 15.2 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:245,804 61.38% 4.2%
Black:16,0614.01% 0.4%
Indian:32,1878.04% 20.2%
Asian:40,23110.05% 32.9%
2+ races:31,0877.76% 23.8%
Hispanic:35,1008.76% 38.4%
Total non-White:154,66638.62% 24.4%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:11,499 14.4
Deaths:7,1769.0
Net Migration: -4,121-5.2
Net Immigration: 2,0502.6
Change in White population:-10,686 -2.8
Change in Non-White pop.:30,335 8.0




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
380,821
256,49067.35%
16,1254.23%
26,7827.03%
30,2737.95%
25,1066.59%
25,3626.66%
124,33132.65%

2000
319,605
233,15772.95%
15,0654.71%
21,4946.73%
17,0105.32%
15,8504.96%
16,2845.10%
86,44827.05%

1990
266,021
214,47080.62%
14,2405.35%
16,3896.16%
10,7714.05%
n/a
10,1513.82%
51,55119.38%

1980
192,247
163,83685.22%
9,2834.83%
9,1934.78%
4,3142.24%
n/a
5,2272.72%
28,41114.78%

1970
131,051
115,98388.50%
5,0223.83%
1,8631.42%
4,0833.12%
n/a
3,4712.65%
15,068 11.50%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
50,142 15.7
14,7654.6
15,8505.0
5,2501.6
23,333 7.3
37,883 11.9
1990's
NumberRate
51,979 19.5
11,4824.3
9490.4
5,9192.2
18,687 7.0
34,897 13.1
1980's
NumberRate
54,768 28.5
8,060 4.2
0 0.0
n/a
50,634 26.3
23,140 12.0
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
0 0.0
n/a
47,853 36.5
13,343 10.2

Age, Family & Household Data for Anchorage, AK Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
35.0
97,775 24.4%
302,695 75.6%
48,770 12.2%
146,424
2.66
96,043 65.6%
72,772 75.8%
8,491 8.8%
50,381 34.4%

2010
NumberPercent
33.3
101,505 26.7%
279,316 73.3%
28,208 7.4%
139,156
2.67
93,123 66.9%
69,995 75.2%
9,674 10.4%
46,033 33.1%

2000
NumberPercent
32.7
94,731 29.6%
224,874 70.4%
17,319 5.4%
115,632
2.69
79,980 69.2%
61,902 77.4%
8,934 11.2%
35,652 30.8%

1990
NumberPercent
29.8
80,186 30.1%
185,835 69.9%
9,974 3.7%
96,544
2.70
67,820 70.2%
55,147 81.3%
7,055 10.4%
28,724 29.8%

1980
NumberPercent
26.5
61,213 31.8%
131,034 68.2%
4,153 2.2%
66,537
2.81
48,384 72.7%
40,945 84.6%
4,402 9.1%
18,153 27.3%

2022 Housing Data for Anchorage, AK Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units169,429 
Median Value$343,863 
Occupied146,42486.4%
Vacant23,00513.6%
Owned98,39967.2%
Rented48,02532.8%
Median Rent$1,356 
Single-Family Units115,78168.3%
    Detached99,06458.5%
    Attached16,7179.9%
Buldings with 5+ Units23,69014.0%
Mobile Homes6,0623.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Anchorage, AK Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0005,1663.5%
$10,000 to $14,9993,1452.1%
$15,000 to $19,9994,4043.0%
$20,000 to $24,9993,0332.1%
$25,000 to $29,9993,6402.5%
$30,000 to $34,9993,9932.7%
$35,000 to $39,9993,9292.7%
$40,000 to $44,9994,6533.2%
$45,000 to $49,9993,8972.7%
$50,000 to $59,9998,2585.6%
$60,000 to $74,99913,2929.1%
$75,000 to $99,99921,05314.4%
$100,000 to $124,99917,17111.7%
$125,000 to $149,99912,8438.8%
$150,000 to $199,99918,00612.3%
$200,000 or more19,94113.6%
Median Household Income93,236 
Per Capita Income44,580 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.107 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI7,1044.9%
Public Assistance9,0636.2%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps17,96212.3%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed163,84067.8%
Unemployed9,7334.0%
In Armed Forces8,9203.7%
Total Labor Force182,49375.6%
Not in Labor Force59,01224.4%
Real Unemployment Rate 28.5%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector62,79448,54156.4%
Non-Profit6,10311,90533.9%
Self-Employed10,2447,72957.0%
Local Government6,0057,92343.1%
State Government6,9447,76047.2%
Federal Government7,5554,26463.9%
Total Private + Self73,03856,27056.5%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.26,60731,85245.5%
Total99,64588,12253.1%
Pct. Govt.21.5%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts30,50116.2%
Sales and Office Occupations38,19420.3%
Professional, Technical45,43524.2%
Service Occupations33,81518.0%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing7480.4%
All others40,19021.4%
White Collar 60.7%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance29,37864.1%
Retail trade20,41044.6%
Public administration18,29539.9%
Transportation and warehousing15,95934.8%
Educational services15,33933.5%
Accommodation and food services14,34131.3%
Construction13,46229.4%
Professional, scientific, technical12,34627.0%
Other services9,23320.2%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.6,65914.5%
Finance and insurance6,16913.5%
Manufacturing4,73710.3%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction4,3409.5%
Information3,7648.2%
Arts, entertainment, recreation3,7248.1%
Wholesale trade3,4177.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing2,9246.4%
Utilities2,1574.7%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,0472.3%
Management4340.9%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Anchorage, AK Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican16,6464.17%
Puerto Rican5,6101.40%
Cuban1,5470.39%
Dominican1,6210.41%
Total Central American2,2370.56%
Costa Rican1660.04%
Guatemalan4240.11%
Honduran4050.10%
Nicaraguan1500.04%
Panamanian5540.14%
Salvadoran5380.13%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American3,0250.76%
Argentinean2220.06%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean350.01%
Colombian1,3370.33%
Ecuadorian8250.21%
Paraguayan370.01%
Peruvian3760.09%
Uruguayan80.00%
Venezuelan1850.05%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic3,5500.89%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino14,8533.72%
Hmong5,5891.40%
Korean2,8870.72%
Chinese1,3830.35%
Japanese9110.23%
Indian8090.20%
Thai6450.16%
Laotian5570.14%
Vietnamese4630.12%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English319,17285.6%
Spanish14,5643.9%
Other Asian12,0213.2%
Tagalog9,5872.6%
Other4,5541.2%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic2,9570.8%
Korean2,3510.6%
Other Indo-European2,2020.6%
German, other Germanic1,8900.5%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German57,69314.4%
Irish39,6189.9%
English37,2249.3%
American15,8554.0%
Italian11,8213.0%
Norwegian11,6482.9%
European9,1352.3%
French8,7392.2%
Swedish8,5592.1%
Scottish8,0292.0%
Polish7,2691.8%
Dutch5,4221.4%
Scotch-Irish4,7101.2%
Russian4,2661.1%
Scandinavian3,3320.8%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen387,13996.9%
Not a citizen12,1963.1%
Native364,06491.2%
Foreign-born35,2718.8%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Anchorage, AK Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
5,233 2.0%10,092 3.8%70,830 26.8%89,512 33.9%55,247 20.9%32,909 12.5%
  Average years of education: 13.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 5,233 2.0%
9-12 Years 10,092 3.8%
H.S. Grad or GED 70,830 26.8%
Some College 89,512 33.9%
Bach. Degree 55,247 20.9%
Grad Degree 32,909 12.5%
Average years of education: 13.8

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Anchorage, AK Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 281,984 264,666 17,318 6.1%
1991 286,354 265,448 20,906 7.3%
1992 296,952 273,466 23,486 7.9%
1993 308,432 287,732 20,700 6.7%
1994 316,476 296,500 19,976 6.3%
1995 317,154 297,956 19,198 6.1%
1996 323,118 303,610 19,508 6.0%
1997 330,628 311,506 19,122 5.8%
1998 338,856 321,874 16,982 5.0%
1999 344,166 326,308 17,858 5.2%
2000 339,292 320,908 18,384 5.4%
2001 343,976 325,768 18,208 5.3%
2002 351,156 329,514 21,642 6.2%
2003 357,480 333,682 23,798 6.7%
2004 362,284 339,174 23,110 6.4%
2005 371,056 348,954 22,102 6.0%
2006 380,140 358,256 21,884 5.8%
2007 381,150 360,260 20,890 5.5%
2008 386,528 364,510 22,018 5.7%
2009 392,256 363,852 28,404 7.2%
2010 400,134 370,342 29,792 7.4%
2011 403,240 375,816 27,424 6.8%
2012 402,716 377,906 24,810 6.2%
2013 402,710 378,952 23,758 5.9%
2014 404,788 381,580 23,208 5.7%
2015 405,066 382,978 22,088 5.5%
2016 405,648 381,734 23,914 5.9%
2017 404,782 380,564 24,218 6.0%
2018 398,472 376,876 21,596 5.4%
2019 394,958 375,834 19,124 4.8%
2020 392,480 362,558 29,922 7.6%
2021 398,704 374,234 24,470 6.1%
2022 402,568 387,882 14,686 3.6%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com