Sitka demographics profile

StatisticSitkaAlaskaNational
Population8,921736,855318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3191
Median age39.133.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%53%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%48%43%
Speak English89%84%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%
Sitka, AK has a population of 8,921 and is the 4,299th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3 per sq mi which is 183% higher than the Alaska average and 97% lower than the national average. The median age in Sitka is 39 which is approximately 16% higher than the Alaska average of 34. In Sitka, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 42% of Sitka residents were born in Alaska, 48% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Sitka is 183% higher than Alaska.
  • The median age in Sitka is 16% higher than Alaska.
  • In Sitka 64.39% of the population is White.
  • In Sitka 2.19% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Sitka 6.91% of the population is Asian.

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Sitka population breakdown by race

RaceSitkaAlaskaNational
White64.39%65.62%73.35%
Black or African American2.19%3.32%12.63%
Asian6.91%6.00%5.22%
American Indian13.52%14.06%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.37%1.20%0.18%
Mixed race11.71%8.46%3.06%
Other race0.92%1.34%4.75%
In Sitka, 6.2% 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.

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