Anchorage, AK: What you need to know

Anchorage is largest city in Alaska and is known for its mountainous, snowy scenery and numerous outdoor activities, like skiing and hiking. This Livability Top 10 Winter City also hosts the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race and Alaska State Fair. Large industries, good schools and nearby military bases help round out the city's healthy business climate.

Anchorage, AK City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 299,107
Median Age 33
Median Household Income $78,326
Median Home Price $290,500

Anchorage, AK Rankings

Anchorage , AK Real Estate

Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks are among many top choices

Neighborhoods in Anchorage consist of urban apartment areas and plenty of suburban areas with medium to large homes

Anchorage , AK Business and Economy

America's final frontier doesn't only yield exceptional living, but also affordability

Anchorage's location as an entrance point to the United States makes it a great place for commerce and large industries.

Learn more about major employers in the area

Anchorage , AK Schools

There are three main school districts, including Anchorage School District, and several private schools that serve Anchorage students.

Anchorage is home to two top universities and one college

Anchorage, AK Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 51.2%
  Female 48.8%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 8,350
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Median Population

Median Age 32.5%
Age 18 Over 74.8%
Age 21 Over 70.5%
Age 62 Over 11.3%
Age 65 Over 8.5%


  Ethnicity White 64.9%
  Ethnicity Black 5.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 8.8%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 2.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 8.6%
  Ethnicity Indian 6.6%
  Ethnicity Other 1.7%


  Median Household Income $78,326
  Median Home Price $290,500
  Homes Owned 40%
  Homes Rent 60%
  Median Property Rent $1,197


  English Only 82.3%
  English Other 17.7%

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Commute Types

  Walked 3.1%
  Worked at Home 3.7%
  Public Transportation 1.9%
  Other Means 4%
  Drove Alone 75.4%
  Carpooled 11.9%