Anchorage, AK

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 1.26.21)

 

AGE IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years23,1347.9%
25 to 29 years26,7739.1%
30 to 34 years24,4728.3%
35 to 39 years20,7397.1%
40 to 44 years17,2715.9%
45 to 49 years17,7796.1%
50 to 54 years18,3716.3%
55 to 59 years19,2546.6%
60 to 64 years16,3385.6%
65 to 69 years11,8724.0%
70 to 74 years8,6963.0%
75 to 79 years4,3991.5%
80 to 84 years3,2281.1%
85+ years2,6780.9%

The median age in Anchorage is 33.6 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White186,52263.0%
Black or African American16,4395.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native21,8767.4%
Asian28,4459.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6,8902.3%
Other6,8132.3%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade4,7102.5%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma7,1573.7%
High school graduate (includes GED)45,75323.8%
Some college, no degree49,99026.0%
Associate’s degree16,6658.7%
Bachelor’s degree42,07721.9%
Graduate or professional degree25,64213.4%
High school graduate or higher180,12793.8%
Bachelor’s degree or higher67,71935.3%
Less than Bachelor’s degree124,27564.7%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0003.2%
$10,000 to $14,9992.3%
$15,000 to $24,9995.4%
$25,000 to $34,9996.1%
$35,000 to $49,9999.9%
$50,000 to $74,99918.1%
$75,000 to $99,99913.9%
$100,000 to $149,99920.4%
$150,000 to $199,99910.4%
$200,000 or more10.2%

Median household income: $83,280

Mean household income: $106,840

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$27,632
High school graduate (includes GED)$37,509
Some college or Associate’s degree$43,388
Bachelor’s degree$62,194
Graduate or professional degree$79,785

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 233,032 NA
Never married78,88033.8%
Now married (except separated)114,14749.0%
Separated3,2071.4%
Widowed7,6573.3%
Divorced29,14112.5%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line26,4989.2%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Owner-occupied housing units64,827
Renter-occupied housing units41,697
Single-family detached units55,903
Homeownership rate60.9%
Vacancy rate8.6%
Have Broadband Internet Subscription88.7%
Average housing value$324,339
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$1,586
Average rent$1,285

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Average income$106,840
Average household size2.71
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force72.7%
Percent disabled11.1%
Percent with health coverage87.8%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)18.7
Percent workers using public transportation1.6%
Percent veterans13.1%
Percent foreign born10.7%
Percent speaking Spanish at home1.4%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Total consumer expenditures per household$90,650.21
Alcoholic beverages$722.44
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$425.79
Beer consumed away from home$125.78
Wine consumed away from home$64.52
Apparel & services$2,662.66
Men’s apparel$509.15
Women’s apparel$887.36
Children’s apparel$410.63
Boys’ apparel$139.42
Girls’ apparel$153.73
Footwear$600.66
Dining out (food away from home)$4,571.53
Dining out – Breakfast$461.67
Dining out – Lunch$1,420.21
Dining out – Dinner$2,128.48
Education$1,937.36
Entertainment / recreation$3,900.98
Club membership fees$292.69
Dating services$0.98
Pet food$300.68
Pet services$81.06
Food consumed at home$6,275.70
Bakery products consumed at home$822.69
Dairy products consumed at home$642.52
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$1,240.53
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$1,385.21
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$606.62
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$2,184.75
Health care$6,905.50
Medical services$1,298.90
Nonprescription drugs$170.23
Household Services$2,497.06
Care for the elderly and handicapped$79.99
Lawn and garden services$520.66
Housekeeping services$217.48
PC repair$8.23
Housing$28,574.29
Home improvements$3,068.94
Utilities, fuel, and public services$5,756.57
Phone services$2,125.96
Water$861.27
Life and other insurance$518.30
Pensions and social security$9,979.36
Personal care products and services$1,102.52
Hair care products$132.26
Personal care products$479.91
Local transportation$10,295.21
Gasoline$2,689.73
Vehicle maintenance and repair$1,414.66
Travel$2,712.07
Airline fares$675.61
Auto / truck rental on trips$32.69
Lodging on trips$734.07
Food and drink on trips$655.44
Entertainment on trips$229.57

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

% with any debt in collections31%
Average debt in collections$2,035
% with medical debt in collections17%
Average medical debt in collections$1,404
% with student loan debt16%
Average student loan debt$16,189
Average monthly student loan payment$201
% with auto debt30%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

YearPopulationPercent
January 20197,8875.3%
February 20198,0475.5%
March 20197,9185.4%
April 20197,3515.0%
May 20197,5225.1%
June 20197,8125.3%
July 20197,1314.9%
August 20196,8454.7%
September 20197,1274.9%
October 20197,0684.8%
November 20197,2794.9%
December 20197,0834.8%
January 20207,4265.1%
February 20206,4634.5%
March 20206,8454.7%
April 202019,99513.9%
May 202017,61412.3%
June 202017,80712.0%
July 202015,72910.8%
August 20209,1856.5%
September 20209,1946.4%
October 20208,0695.3%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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