Anchorage Municipality, AK

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2022 Population
290,674
0.64% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Mary Peltola
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.5
0.583% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.64%
5.36% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$95,731
7.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$363,800
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
142,335
1.57% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Anchorage Municipality, AK had a population of 291k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $95,731. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Anchorage Municipality, AK declined from 292,545 to 290,674, a −0.64% decrease and its median household income grew from $88,871 to $95,731, a 7.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Anchorage Municipality, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.83%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.56%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (7.04%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.09%).

None of the households in Anchorage Municipality, AK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Anchorage Municipality, AK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Anchorage Municipality, AK are University of Alaska Anchorage (1,895 degrees awarded in 2022), Alaska Career College (215 degrees), and Alaska Pacific University (138 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Anchorage Municipality, AK was $363,800, and the homeownership rate was 63.8%.

Most people in Anchorage Municipality, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Anchorage Municipality, AK was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Anchorage Municipality, AK is home to a population of 291k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.8% of Anchorage Municipality, AK residents were born outside of the country (31.4k people).

In 2022, there were 5.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (161k people) in Anchorage Municipality, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 27.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Anchorage Municipality, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Anchorage Municipality, AK was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Anchorage Municipality, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    161k ± 772
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    28.6k ± 1.88k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    27.8k ± 939
9.69%
Hispanic Population
28.2k people

In 2022, there were 5.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (161k people) in Anchorage Municipality, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 27.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.69% of the people in Anchorage Municipality, AK are hispanic (28.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Anchorage Municipality, AK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    20,850 ± 3,494 people
  2. Korea
    3,574 ± 1,464 people
  3. Mexico
    3,318 ± 1,411 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 20,850 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 3,574 and Mexico with 3,318.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
31.4k people
11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
32.2k people

As of 2022, 10.8% of Anchorage Municipality, AK residents (31.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Anchorage Municipality, AK was 11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,140 ± 912
  2. Vietnam
    5,867 ± 599
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,654 ± 560

Anchorage Municipality, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Anchorage Municipality, AK employs 142k people. The largest industries in Anchorage Municipality, AK are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,366 people), Retail Trade (15,219 people), and Public Administration (14,161 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($147,813), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($126,859), and Utilities ($92,204).

Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,037. The income inequality in Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

142k
2022 Value
± 3,371
−1.57%
1 Year decline
± 3.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Anchorage Municipality, AK declined at a rate of −1.57%, from 145k employees to 142k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Anchorage Municipality, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,167 people), Management Occupations (15,348 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,452 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Anchorage Municipality, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

142k
2022 Value
± 3,371
−1.57%
1 Year decline
± 3.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Anchorage Municipality, AK declined at a rate of −1.57%, from 145k employees to 142k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Anchorage Municipality, AK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,366 people), Retail Trade (15,219 people), and Public Administration (14,161 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Anchorage Municipality, AK, though some of these residents may live in Anchorage Municipality, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,112
Median earning men ± $2,356
$46,001
Median earning women ± $1,485

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($140,833), Public Administration ($84,985), and Information ($75,990).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($107,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,513), and Public Administration ($59,477).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 317k people employed in Alaska. This represents a 3.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,377
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,299
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,750
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Anchorage Municipality, AK went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.04%).

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing the state of Alaska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Anchorage Municipality, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alaska

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Lisa Murkowski
Senator from Alaska3
Assumed office on December 20, 2002
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of her father Frank Murkowski, who was elected List of governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska.
Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing Alaska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Anchorage Municipality, AK

Mary Peltola
Alaska at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Anchorage Municipality, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Anchorage Municipality, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Anchorage Municipality, AK awarded 2,248 degrees. The student population of Anchorage Municipality, AK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,307 male students and 7,020 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Anchorage Municipality, AK are White (1,209 and 54.8%), followed by Two or More Races (231 and 10.5%), Hispanic or Latino (186 and 8.42%), and Asian (178 and 8.06%).

The largest universities in Anchorage Municipality, AK by number of degrees awarded are University of Alaska Anchorage (1,895 and 84.3%), Alaska Career College (215 and 9.56%), and Alaska Pacific University (138 and 6.14%).

The most popular majors in Anchorage Municipality, AK are Liberal Arts & Sciences (261 and 11.6%), Registered Nursing (140 and 6.23%), and General Business Administration & Management (112 and 4.98%).

The median tuition costs in Anchorage Municipality, AK are $20,350 for private four year colleges, and $6,192 and $19,776 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Anchorage Municipality, AK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,327 (38% men and 62% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,327 students enrolled in Anchorage Municipality, AK, 38% men and 62% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,349 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 126 degrees awarded
  2. 64 degrees awarded
  3. 58 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Anchorage Municipality, AK was Registered Nursing with 126 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Anchorage Municipality, AK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,895 degrees awarded
  2. 215 degrees awarded
  3. 138 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Alaska Anchorage with 1,895 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 828 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Anchorage Municipality, AK, which is 0.583 times less than the 1,420 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,209 degrees mean that there were 5.23 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 231 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($20,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,316) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,320) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.495% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.397% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (168k), Some college (147k), and Bachelors Degree (98.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Anchorage Municipality, AK was $363,800 in 2022, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $327,500 to $363,800, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Anchorage Municipality, AK is 63.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Anchorage Municipality, AK have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Anchorage Municipality, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Anchorage Municipality, AK is $95,731. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Anchorage Municipality, AK was Census Tract 28.13 with a value of $230,444, followed by Census Tract 28.23 and Census Tract 2.04, with respective values of $177,361 and $171,300.

In 2022, 17% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Anchorage Municipality, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.096%.

Property

$363,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,830
$68,356
Median Property Taxes
±$1,982

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Anchorage Municipality, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.8% of the housing units in Anchorage Municipality, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 28.13
  2. Census Tract 28.23
  3. Census Tract 2.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Anchorage Municipality, AK was Census Tract 28.13 with a value of $230,444, followed by Census Tract 28.23 and Census Tract 2.04, with respective values of $177,361 and $171,300.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Anchorage Municipality, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$95,731
Median Household Income
± $2,829
107k
Number of Households
± 2,653

In 2022, the median household income of the 107k households in Anchorage Municipality, AK grew to $95,731 from the previous year's value of $88,871.

The following chart displays the households in Anchorage Municipality, AK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Anchorage Municipality, AK is from Alaska.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.437
2021 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2022, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.308% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.8%)
  2. Carpooled (12.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.71%)

In 2022, 71.8% of workers in Anchorage Municipality, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.7%) and those who worked at home (8.71%).

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Anchorage Municipality, AK have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Anchorage Municipality, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Anchorage Municipality, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.096%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Anchorage Municipality, AK (27.4k out of 284k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Anchorage Municipality, AK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 9% of the children was living in poverty in Anchorage Municipality, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 1.01k in Anchorage Municipality, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 167 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.5% of the population of Anchorage Municipality, AK has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 7.33% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 5.96% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Anchorage Municipality, AK see 850 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.63% decrease from the previous year (873 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 776 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 164 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

850 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Anchorage Municipality, AK

Primary care physicians in Anchorage Municipality, AK see an average of 850 patients per year. This represents a 2.63% decrease from the previous year (873 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.2% under 18 years, 23.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.5%
Uninsured
45.2%
Employer Coverage
15.4%
Medicaid
7.33%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
5.96%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Anchorage Municipality, AK declined by 0.239% from 10.5% to 10.5%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.6 in Anchorage Municipality, AK.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.7% in Anchorage Municipality, AK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.1% in Anchorage Municipality, AK.

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