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Income/capita 11%
Household income 41%
Unemployment 62%
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IndexDowntownAnchorageAlaska
Income per capita$33,197$37,864$34,191
Median household income$32,614$80,862$74,444
Median income owner occupied$0$105,023$90,966
Median income renter occupied$0$53,685$51,397
Median earnings male$22,070$45,507$42,898
Median earnings female$29,919$34,384$30,988
Unemployment rate7.5%4.2%5.3%
Poverty leveln/a8.1%10.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Downtown is 11% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Downtown is 41% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Downtown is 62% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Downtown is 100% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $53,902$80,862$161,724
      City
      $49,624$74,444$148,888
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Downtown median earnings by income bracket

      Downtown employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.5%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector5.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services4.4%6.2%
      Wholesale & retail services7.1%14.3%
      Public administration11.6%14.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.0%1.8%
      Education, health & social services15.7%19.3%
      Other29.0%35.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Point MacKenzie, AK600$80,41745.4%
      Anchorage, AK299,321$80,86246.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cincinnati, OH298,011$34,62937.4%
      Stockton, CA301,443$46,03316.8%
      St. Paul, MN297,160$50,8208.1%
      Gatineau, QC293,695n/a 
      Pittsburgh, PA305,305$42,45023.3%
      Anchorage, AK299,321$80,86246.2%
      Source: The Downtown, Anchorage, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).