Anchorage, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 300,950 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.6%
 
Males: 152,713  (50.7%)
Females: 148,237  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  32.9 years
Alaska median age:  33.0 years

Zip codes: 99501, 99502, 99503, 99504, 99505, 99506, 99507, 99508, 99513, 99515, 99516, 99517, 99518, 99540, 99567, 99577, 99587.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $72,575 (it was $55,546 in 2000)
Anchorage:

$72,575
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,565 (it was $25,287 in 2000)

Anchorage municipality income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $281,800 (it was $152,300 in 2000)
Anchorage:

$281,800
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $295,191; Detached houses: $342,759; Townhouses or other attached units: $223,764; In 2-unit structures: $267,307; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $230,673; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $187,669; Mobile homes: $41,796; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $16,706

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,184.

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  • White alone - 182,044 (61.0%)
  • Asian alone - 27,303 (9.1%)
  • Hispanic - 24,593 (8.2%)
  • Two or more races - 22,153 (7.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 18,835 (6.3%)
  • Black alone - 17,309 (5.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5,800 (1.9%)
  • Other race alone - 573 (0.2%)

Races in Anchorage detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Anchorage: 104.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.0%), Irish (9.2%), English (7.2%), United States (3.5%), Norwegian (3.0%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated on 11/23/1920

Elevation: 101 feet

Land area: 1697.2 square miles.

Population density: 177 people per square mile   (very low).

Anchorage,AK real estate house value index trend

Anchorage, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Anchorage:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Anchorage municipality:

  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

27,153 residents are foreign born (3.5% Asia, 1.1% Europe).

This city:  9.1%
Alaska:  6.7%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 897 registered sex offenders living in Anchorage, Alaska as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Anchorage to the number of sex offenders is 333 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,845 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,347 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2332.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Point MacKenzie, AK (3.7 miles) , Hope, AK (4.4 miles) , Knik-Fairview, AK (4.9 miles ), Sunrise, AK (4.9 miles) , Big Lake, AK (4.9 miles ), Meadow Lakes, AK (5.3 miles ), Houston, AK (5.4 miles ), Wasilla, AK (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 61.19 N, Longitude: 149.76 W

Anchorage nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): The City of Lights and Flowers , City of Lights, Air Crossroads of the World, Anchortown, Hanging Basket Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,342 (+2.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 150,992 (95.9%)

Area code: 907

Anchorage household income distribution Anchorage home values distribution

Crime rates in Anchorage by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 10101817151617221014131215
per 100,000 3.83.86.76.35.55.86.17.73.64.94.54.05.0
Rapes 195210254244263224248257263282264283303
per 100,000 74.779.795.090.096.181.189.390.493.999.590.995.3101.3
Robberies 346384382340331384465453544534454465488
per 100,000 132.6145.7142.9125.4120.9139.1167.5159.4194.2188.5156.4156.6163.1
Assaults 9731,1441,0671,1431,5551,4071,8621,6731,8301,6581,7011,6281,673
per 100,000 372.9434.0399.2421.6568.1509.6670.5588.8653.4585.2585.9548.2559.3
Burglaries 1,5331,6061,5211,4181,5231,7831,7331,4541,1911,6131,2231,0801,158
per 100,000 587.6609.3569.1523.1556.4645.8624.1511.7425.3569.4421.2363.7387.1
Thefts 8,7998,6489,2559,0917,3548,2488,5438,3977,2547,8358,1787,7508,554
per 100,000 3372.63280.93462.73353.62686.72987.23076.42955.22590.12765.62816.82609.82859.5
Auto thefts 1,0101,2121,1731,1971,0241,3341,4451,256766868813625831
per 100,000 387.1459.8438.9441.6374.1483.1520.4442.0273.5306.4280.0210.5277.8
Arson 10110314112882761061451061118612697
per 100,000 38.739.152.847.230.027.538.251.037.839.229.642.432.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 399.6423.9437.4424.0425.5435.2489.6455.1438.3450.2421.7398.4427.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Anchorage detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 511 (372 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Alaska average:

1.76

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Anchorage tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +32,700 (+14.4%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (3%)
  • Other business operations specialists (3%)
  • Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including electrical and electronic equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3%)
  • Other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, baggage porters, concierges, and child care workers (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

Work and jobs in Anchorage: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Anchorage, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Anchorage-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 828% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 175.0 miles away from Anchorage center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 198.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 312.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 296.3 miles away from Anchorage center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML) earthquake occurred 274.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Birthplace of: Valerie Plame - Memoirist, Tom Anderson (politician) - Public & government affairs consultant, Mark Begich - Senator, Kenny Stasiowski - Professional wrestler, Alan Paul (author) - Journalist, Annie Parisse - Film actor, B. J. Young - Ice hockey player, Barrett Heisten - Ice hockey player, Irene Bedard - Film actor, Jason Ryznar - Ice hockey player.

Main business address for: CHUGACH ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION INC (ELECTRIC SERVICES), GCI INC (COMMUNICATION SERVICES, NEC), GENERAL COMMUNICATION INC (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)), ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS GROUP INC (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)), ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS HOLDINGS INC (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)), NORTHRIM BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals in Anchorage:

  • ALASKA HH CARE AGENCY, INC, HOSPICE (1200 AIRPORT HEIGHTS, SUITE 170)
  • ALASKA NATIVE MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Federal, provides emergency services, 4315 DIPLOMACY DR)
  • ALASKA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2801 DEBARR ROAD)
  • ALASKA SURGERY CENTER HEALTHSOUTH (4100 LAKE OTIS PARKWAY, SUITE 222)
  • HOSPICE OF ANCHORAGE (3305 ARTIC BOULEVARD, SUITE 105)
  • PROVIDENCE ALASKA MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, BOX 196604)
  • PROVIDENCE HOSPICE (3435 EAST TUDOR ROAD)

Dialysis Facilities in Anchorage:

  • FMC ANCHORAGE (3950 LAUREL STREET)
  • FMC COOK INLET (9085 BLACKBERRY ST)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS - ALASKA LLC (901 EAST DIMOND BOULEVARD SUITE G)

Home Health Centers in Anchorage:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE (3909 ARCTIC BLVD, SUITE 102)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC (711 H STREET, SUITE 100)
  • PROVIDENCE IN HOME SERVICES (4001 DALE STREET, SUITE 101)
  • SOUTHCENTRAL FOUNDATION HOME BASED SERVICES CERTIF (4160 TUDOR CENTRE DRIVE)

Nursing Homes in Anchorage:

  • PRESTIGE CARE AND REHAB CENTER OF ANCHORAGE (9100 CENTENNIAL DRIVE)
  • PROVIDENCE EXTENDED CARE CTR (4900 EAGLE STREET)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Anchorage:

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Colleges/Universities in Anchorage:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (Full-time enrollment: 12,483; Location: 3211 Providence Drive; Public; Website: www.uaa.alaska.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (FT enrollment: 2,983; Location: 2221 E Northern Lights Blvd Ste 120; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chartercollege.edu)
  • Alaska Career College (FT enrollment: 741; Location: 1415 E Tudor Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.alaskacareercollege.edu)
  • Alaska Pacific University (FT enrollment: 502; Location: 4101 University Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.alaskapacific.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Anchorage:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 261 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1364 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1367 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1374 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1388 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 1414 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1421 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)

Biggest public high schools in Anchorage:

Private high schools in Anchorage:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 669; Location: 12407 PINTAIL ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • HOLY ROSARY ACADEMY (Students: 143; Location: 1010 W FIREWEED LN; Grades: KG - 12)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 9251 LAKE OTIS PARK WAY; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LUMEN CHRISTI (Students: 80; Location: 8110 JEWEL LAKE RD; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • ATHENEUM SCHOOL (Students: 21; Location: 1920 W DIMOND BLVD; Grades: 6 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Anchorage:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Anchorage:

  • ANCHOR LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 8100 ARCTIC BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ANCHORAGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 5001 NORTHWOOD DR; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST ELIZABETH ANN SETON SCHOOL (Students: 165; Location: 2901 HUFFMAN RD; Grades: KG - 6)
  • PACIFIC NORTHERN ACADEMY (Students: 104; Location: 550 S BRAGAW ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • AURORA WALDORF SCHOOL OF ALASKA (Students: 102; Location: 3250 BAXTER; Grades: PK - 8)
  • STARBRIGHT EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 71; Location: 3531 E TUDOR RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ANCHORAGE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION (Students: 61; Location: 525 W POTTER DR; Grades: PK - TK)
  • FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 5200 LAKE OTIS PKWY; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GATEWAY SCHOOL AND LEARNING CENTER (Students: 42; Location: 2511 SENTRY DR; Grades: UG - UG)
  • ANCHORAGE JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 34; Location: 5511 OMALLEY RD; Grades: KG - 10)
See full list of schools located in Anchorage, School District: ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Anchorage:

  • ANCHORAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,412,785; Location: 3600 DENALI STREET; 664,162 books; 5,270 e-books; 36,334 audio materials; 42,681 video materials; 13 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 1,324 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

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Notable locations in Anchorage: Rainbow (A), Holmgren (B), Begich Boggs Visitor Center (C), Ski Lift Campground (D), Chugach (E), Moraine (F), Peters Creek Campground (G), Thunder Bird Falls Campground (H), Moose Flats Picnic Area (I), William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery (J), Elmendorf State Fish Hatchery (K), Fort Richardson State Fish Hatchery (L), The Cache (M), Black Bear Campground (N), Moose Run Country Club (O), Chugach Camp (P), Eklutna Siding (Q), Eagle River Campground (R), Twentymile River Station (S), Camp Aluit (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Dimond Center Shopping Mall (1), Northway Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Anchorage include: CHUGACH ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION INC (A), GCI INC (B), GENERAL COMMUNICATION INC (C), ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS GROUP INC (D), ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS HOLDINGS INC (E), NORTHRIM BANCORP INC (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery (1), Fort Richardson National Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lazy Lake (A), University Lake (B), Waldron Lake (C), Blueberry Lake (D), Strawberry Lake (E), Delaney Lake (F), Bentzen Lake (G), Jones Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Big Timber Creek (A), Camp Creek (B), Campbell Creek (C), Fire Creek (D), Chester Creek (E), Thachkatnu Creek (F), Hood Creek (G), Carol Creek (H), Twentymile River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Anchorage include: Peters Creek Community Park (1), Loretta French Park (2), Davis Park (3), Far North Bicentennial Park (4), Nancy Park (5), Hamilton Park (6), Stephenson Park (7), Oceanview Bluff Park (8), Timberlane Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Patricks Beach (not official) (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Exhibit Support- Ak (Museums; 3705 Arctic Boulevard) (1), Oscar Anderson House Museum (420 M Street) (2), Alaska Museum of Natural History (201 North Bragaw Street) (3), Anchorage Museum of History and Art (121 West 7th Avenue) (4), Alaska Native Heritage Center (Museums; Muldoon Road North) (5), The Imaginarium - Science Discovery Center (Museums; 737 West 5th Avenue) (6), Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers (Museums; 245 West 5th Avenue) (7), Anchorage Historic Properties Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 645 West 3rd Avenue) (8), Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1689 Centre Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Courtyard Anchorage (4901 Spenard Rd) (1), Creekwood Inn (2150 Seward Highway) (2), The Voyager Hotel (501 K Street) (3), Hampton Inn-Anchorage (4301 Credit Union Drive) (4), Puffin Inn (4400 Spenard Road) (5), Akn Samovar Inn (720 Gambell St) (6), Royal Suite Lodge Apartments (3811 Minnesota Drive) (7), John's Motel & RV Park (3543 Mountain View Drive) (8), Courtyard Anchorage Airport (4901 Spenard Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Alaska State - Judicial Council (1029 West 3rd Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 83.5. This is about average.

City:

83.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 17.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.47. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.47
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Anchorage and their reported violations in the past:

MOA MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE (Population served: 221,351, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ALASKA BEST WATER PRODUCTS (Population served: 1,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 123 regular monitoring violations
BP PRUDHOE BAY OPT. CENTER (Population served: 1,404, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2007)
  • One regular monitoring violation
DIMOND ESTATES TRAILER COUR (Population served: 1,395, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2008)
CONOCOPHILLIPS KUPARUK OPERATIONS CENTER (Population served: 1,198, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAY-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAY-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009)
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
SOUTHWOOD MANOR TC (Address: kranich@gci.net , Population served: 1,005, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Variance/Exemption issued (MAY-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Variance/Exemption issued (MAY-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Variance/Exemption issued (MAY-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Variance/Exemption issued (MAY-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Variance/Exemption issued (MAY-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Variance/Exemption issued (MAY-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2014)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (3 times from SEP-17-2010 to APR-27-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (3 times from JUN-07-2006 to APR-27-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PENLAND PARK MHP (Address: kranich@gci.net , Population served: 993, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
KING COVE (Population served: 972, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-12-2012 to JUN-30-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2008)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 11 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Anchorage that have no violations reported:

  • GIRDWOOD WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2,342, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VALLI VUE S/D WATER SYSTEM (Address: c/o Bonanza Realty 2825 Rose Street , Population served: 794, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BP PBOC POTABLE WATER TRUCK #34-008 (Population served: 700, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • GLENCAREN COURT (Population served: 654, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ASD HUFFMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 506, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ASD RAVENWOOD SCHOOL (Population served: 472, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CONOCO PHILLIPS ALPINE OILFIELD (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • POTTER CREEK WATER COMPANY (Population served: 375, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FOUR SEASONS TC (Population served: 365, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GLENN MULDOON TC (Address: 2550 Denali St., Suite 500 , Population served: 354, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.4%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Anchorage in 2010:

  • 2,675 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,137 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 851 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 695 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 629 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 506 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 405 people in state prisons
  • 390 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 372 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 300 people in college/university student housing
  • 192 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 142 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 70 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 43 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 25 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 13 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 5 people in residential schools for people with disabilities

People in group quarters in Anchorage in 2000:

  • 1,978 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 1,289 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 622 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 530 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 519 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 433 people in halfway houses
  • 343 people in other group homes
  • 291 people in nursing homes
  • 213 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 191 people in state prisons
  • 125 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 114 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 105 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 69 people in religious group quarters
  • 51 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 43 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 39 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 10 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 7 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 7 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 3 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

Anchorage, Alaska environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Anchorage compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Sullivan Arena. Capacity: 7,800.

Banks with branches in Anchorage (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 13 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Northrim Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/02/15: Bank assets: $1,079.2 mil, Deposits: $918.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Northrim Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank Alaska: Dimond Branch, at 101 W. 36th Avenue, Federal Branch, South Center Branch, Parkway Branch, Muldoon Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,870.3 mil, Deposits: $1,931.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Southside Anchorage Branch, 5th And F Branch, 101 West Benson Boulevard Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Anchorage, Alaska:

  • Hilton Anchorage, 500 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 , Phone: (907) 272-7411, Fax: (907) 265-7044
  • Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage, 4800 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517 , Phone: (907) 243-2300, Fax: (907) 243-8815
  • Best Western Barratt Inn, 4616 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517 , Phone: (907) 243-3131, Fax: (907) 249-4916
  • The Voyager Hotel, 501 K St, Anchorage, AK 99501 , Phone: (907) 277-9501, Fax: (907) 274-0333
  • Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 239 W 4TH Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 , Phone: (907) 793-5500, Fax: (907) 258-4733
  • Anchorage Chelsea Inn Corp Dba Chelsea Inn, 3836 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517 , Phone: (907) 276-5002, Fax: (907) 277-7642
  • Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, 401 E 6TH Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 , Phone: (907) 276-8700, Fax: (907) 343-3145
  • America's Best Value Inn Executive Suite Hotel, 4360 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517 , Phone: (907) 243-6366, Fax: (907) 248-2161
  • 45 other hotels and motels
All 53 fire-safe hotels and motels in Anchorage, Alaska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Anchorage travel time to work - commute Anchorage mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Anchorage:

(Anchorage, Alaska Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Anchorage municipality (based on Anchorage Municipality data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.22%
Here: 37.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) Church Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents23.8%12.5%9.9%8.5%6.2%
Congregations5.1%12.0%1.4%8.8%0.9%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristJewishOther
Adherents4.8%4.8%2.4%2.4%24.8%
Congregations4.2%5.6%2.3%1.4%58.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Anchorage Municipality:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Anchorage Municipality:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 57
Anchorage Municipality:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 198
Here:

7.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.8%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Anchorage Municipality:

25.9%
Alaska:

27.8%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 186$1,262,128$81,4283$12,970
Other Government Administration 126$817,477$77,8553$12,500
Judicial and Legal 57$328,885$69,2390$0
Police Protection - Officers 322$2,994,422$111,5930$0
Police - Other 50$362,972$87,1130$0
Firefighters 359$3,204,681$107,1200$0
Fire - Other 139$803,173$69,3390$0
Streets and Highways 236$1,600,868$81,4002$3,830
Airports 9$56,548$75,3970$0
Water Transport and Terminals 22$137,649$75,0810$0
Welfare 12$76,186$76,1860$0
Health 88$509,455$69,4718$27,741
Solid Waste Management 92$537,336$70,0877$22,669
Sewerage 125$826,466$79,3411$1,353
Parks and Recreation 76$328,020$51,79361$118,925
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$37,913$75,8261$4,519
Water Supply 126$826,466$78,7110$0
Electric Power 228$2,070,201$108,9581$3,423
Transit 154$849,523$66,1971$3,423
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 3,723$21,775,837$70,188545$545,913
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 2,836$8,707,968$36,846742$238,410
Local Libraries 53$237,693$53,81731$50,045
Other and Unallocable 95$656,232$82,8921$2,236
Totals for Government 9,120$49,008,099$64,4841,407$1,047,957

Anchorage government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $101,575,000 ($337.51)
    Regular Highways: $48,230,000 ($160.26)
    General - Other: $14,121,000 ($46.92)
    Sewerage: $11,116,000 ($36.94)
    Transit Utilities: $4,448,000 ($14.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,247,000 ($14.11)
    Police Protection: $3,652,000 ($12.13)
    Air Transportation: $3,104,000 ($10.31)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $480,836,000 ($1597.73)
    Police Protection: $73,326,000 ($243.65)
    Electric Utilities: $71,745,000 ($238.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $57,442,000 ($190.87)
    Regular Highways: $32,185,000 ($106.94)
    Health - Other: $26,190,000 ($87.02)
    Water Utilities: $24,464,000 ($81.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,189,000 ($77.05)
    Sewerage: $20,482,000 ($68.06)
    Transit Utilities: $19,819,000 ($65.85)
    Central Staff Services: $17,284,000 ($57.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,125,000 ($53.58)
    General - Other: $10,262,000 ($34.10)
    Financial Administration: $9,952,000 ($33.07)
    Libraries: $6,862,000 ($22.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,789,000 ($22.56)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $4,327,000 ($14.38)
    Parking Facilities: $3,709,000 ($12.32)
    General Public Buildings: $1,086,000 ($3.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,003,000 ($3.33)
    Air Transportation: $940,000 ($3.12)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,110,000 ($46.88)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $141,581,000 ($470.45)
    Corporate Bonds: $89,014,000 ($295.78)
    Benefit Payments: $23,961,000 ($79.62)
    Other Investments - Other: $14,653,000 ($48.69)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $6,455,000 ($21.45)
    Securities - Mortgages: $69,000 ($0.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,718,000 ($82.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $25,392,000 ($84.37)
    Water Utilities: $14,833,000 ($49.29)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,416,000 ($31.29)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $5,725,000 ($19.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,947,000 ($13.12)
    General - Other: $930,000 ($3.09)
    Parking Facilities: $543,000 ($1.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $87,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $476,127,000 ($1582.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,735,000 ($19.06)

Anchorage government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $31,439,000 ($104.47)
    Sewerage: $28,747,000 ($95.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,932,000 ($72.88)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $10,079,000 ($33.49)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $6,748,000 ($22.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,258,000 ($20.79)
    Parking Facilities: $5,336,000 ($17.73)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $5,251,000 ($17.45)
    Air Transportation: $1,030,000 ($3.42)
    Regular Highways: $183,000 ($0.61)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000 ($0.04)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $26,662,000 ($88.59)
    From Parent Local Government: $11,000 ($0.04)
    Local Employee Contribution: $5,000 ($0.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $15,262,000 ($50.71)
    All Other: $11,915,000 ($39.59)
    Air Transportation: $3,608,000 ($11.99)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $27,497,000 ($91.37)
    Interest Earnings: $25,749,000 ($85.56)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,098,000 ($30.23)
    Special Assessments: $1,717,000 ($5.71)
    Sale of Property: $870,000 ($2.89)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $117,014,000 ($388.82)
    Water Utilities: $38,446,000 ($127.75)
    Transit Utilities: $5,124,000 ($17.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $314,544,000 ($1045.17)
    Health and Hospitals: $16,057,000 ($53.35)
    All Other: $7,601,000 ($25.26)
    Highways: $7,420,000 ($24.66)
    Transit Utilities: $3,868,000 ($12.85)
    General Local Government Support: $3,076,000 ($10.22)
    Water Utilities: $1,565,000 ($5.20)
    Sewerage: $980,000 ($3.26)
    Electric Utilities: $227,000 ($0.75)
  • Tax - Property: $377,897,000 ($1255.68)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $14,060,000 ($46.72)
    Other License: $13,012,000 ($43.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $11,934,000 ($39.65)
    Motor Vehicle License: $9,962,000 ($33.10)

Anchorage government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,638,293,000 ($5443.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,477,142,000 ($4908.26)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $596,293,000 ($1981.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $435,142,000 ($1445.89)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $29,561,000 ($98.23)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $24,061,000 ($79.95)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,500,000 ($18.28)

Anchorage government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $135,178,000 ($449.17)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $107,007,000 ($355.56)
    Total Federal Securities: $15,935,000 ($52.95)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $590,956,000 ($1963.64)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $85,704,000 ($284.78)

8.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
Alaska average:

8.87%

0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,436 average AGI)
Anchorage Municipality:

0.28%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.64% ($45,900 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.31% ($52,526)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.27% ($41,595)


8.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,115 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.66%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.25% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,646 average AGI)
Anchorage Municipality:

0.25%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  1.00% ($54,662 average AGI)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.29% ($57,934)
to King County, WA  0.20% ($36,808)

Strongest AM radio stations in Anchorage:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Anchorage:

  • KYMG (98.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWHL (106.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K220CA (91.9 FM; FORT RICHARDSON, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRUA (88.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KATB (89.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAT (92.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KAFC (93.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KNIK-FM (105.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UBIK CORPORATION)
  • KGOT (101.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASH-FM (107.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBFX (100.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQEZ (92.1 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KMXS (103.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KNBA (90.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSKA (91.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM., INC.)
  • KEAG (97.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBRJ (104.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KLEF (98.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS)

TV broadcast stations around Anchorage:

  • KTVA (Channel 11; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDMD (Channel 33; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KETCHIKAN TV, LLC)
  • KYEX-LP (Channel 18; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: FIREWEED COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K22FV (Channel 22; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KETCHIKAN TV, LLC)
  • K41DP (Channel 41; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KETCHIKAN TV, LLC)
  • KTBY (Channel 4; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF ANCHORAGE LICENSE LLC)
  • KAKM (Channel 7; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KTUU-TV (Channel 2; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMO (Channel 13; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCFT-LP (Channel 20; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KYES (Channel 5; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: FIREWEED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K25FM (Channel 25; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K27FJ (Channel 27; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K50EP (Channel 50; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K39EP (Channel 39; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K43EY (Channel 43; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K44EQ (Channel 44; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K46EN (Channel 46; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K49EE (Channel 49; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K52FI (Channel 52; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K53FN (Channel 53; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K63FT (Channel 63; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K64FA (Channel 64; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K65GM (Channel 65; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K67GT (Channel 67; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Anchorage fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 137
Total length: 941 meters (3,087ft)
Total costs: $1,161,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,543,643
Total average daily truck traffic: 98,323

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 17
  • 1970-1979: 37
  • 1980-1989: 46
  • 1990-1999: 17
  • 2000-2009: 17
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Anchorage, AK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Anchorage)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 604 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Anchorage, AK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 167 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 379 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1464 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Anchorage)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Anchorage)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 3379 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 55 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,257$250,1931,614$268,0339,052$242,195326$128,13213$724,615501$197,3333$132,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED73$251,699117$281,350646$248,54613$172,8461$663,00050$213,8600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED257$234,494293$254,7202,469$246,333226$58,6190$0206$191,45124$32,792
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN251$254,960252$239,4052,253$246,078123$102,4962$4,913,000214$202,2665$172,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$229,77821$238,429431$241,25368$95,3820$026$208,2313$72,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 55 tracts in Anchorage, AK

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 52 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED462$296,043557$287,6107$169,571
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED102$296,206116$284,6382$164,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED101$337,168111$304,5501$184,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN48$297,22947$307,5321$261,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$340,0008$328,1250$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 844
  • Hazardous Condition: 493
  • Service Call: 172
  • Good Intent Call: 48

Incident types - Anchorage

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Anchorage, AK
Most common first names in Anchorage, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John51367.3 years
Robert43565.6 years
William40167.8 years
James36364.8 years
Mary35174.6 years
Richard23462.5 years
George23171.2 years
Charles20967.2 years
Dorothy18574.8 years
Thomas18564.1 years
Most common last names in Anchorage, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith20268.7 years
Johnson16969.2 years
Anderson10468.0 years
Jones10367.6 years
Williams9665.3 years
Miller9368.3 years
Brown8873.2 years
Martin8568.7 years
Wilson7865.8 years
Davis7270.4 years
Businesses in Anchorage, AK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T15Little Caesars Pizza2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's3
American Eagle Outfitters4Marriott6
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets8
Arby's5Mazda1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's15
Audi1Men's Wearhouse1
BMW1Microtel1
Banana Republic1Motel 61
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity1
Baskin-Robbins5New Balance2
Bed Bath & Beyond2Nike13
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster5Nordstrom1
Brookstone1Office Depot2
Budget Car Rental3OfficeMax2
Burger King5Old Navy2
Burlington Coat Factory1Outback1
Carl\s Jr.3Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet2Pac Sun2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza3
Cinnabon 1Payless4
ColorTyme1PetSmart2
Costco2Pizza Hut7
Curves4Plato's Closet1
DHL3Popeyes1
Dairy Queen3Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Days Inn1Quiznos5
Decora Cabinetry4RadioShack4
Dennys2Ramada1
Domino's Pizza3Red Robin2
Eddie Bauer1SAS Shoes1
Extended Stay Deluxe2Safeway14
Famous Footwear4Sam's Club2
FedEx13Sears2
Foot Locker4Sheraton1
Ford1Starbucks19
Forever 211Subaru1
GNC7Subway29
GameStop3Super 81
Gap2T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1Taco Bell4
H&R Block10Target2
Haworth1The Room Place1
Hilton4Torrid1
Home Depot3Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us1
Hot Topic2True Value1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul4
IHOP3UPS18
JCPenney2Vans7
Jones New York6Village Inn3
Journeys2Volkswagen1
KFC6Vons15
Kincaid2Walgreens3
Kohl's1Walmart2
Kroger10Wendy's4
La-Z-Boy1Wet Seal1
Lane Furniture3YMCA1
LensCrafters3

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