StatisticAnchorageAlaskaNational
Population299,321731,545328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)175191
Median age32.833.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%53%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%48%43%
Speak English82%84%79%
Speak Spanish5%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Anchorage is 17441% higher than Alaska
  • The median age in Anchorage is 2% lower than Alaska
  • In Anchorage 64.26% of the population is White
  • In Anchorage 5.66% of the population is Black
  • In Anchorage 8.94% of the population is Asian

Compare Anchorage, AK Demographics

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      Anchorage population breakdown by race

      RaceAnchorageAlaskaNational
      White64.26%65.62%73.35%
      Black5.66%3.32%12.63%
      Asian8.94%6.00%5.22%
      American Indian7.00%14.06%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian2.27%1.20%0.18%
      Mixed race9.81%8.46%3.06%
      Other race2.07%1.34%4.75%
      In Anchorage, 8.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

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      Anchorage age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Anchorage, AK demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).