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Total population: 8,747 (Urban population: 7,235 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 1,512 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 3,650 (3,278 occupied: 1,905 owner occupied, 1,373 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

42%
State:

45%

Housing density: 1 houses/condos per square mile


Median contract rent in 2009: $776 (lower quartile is $572, upper quartile is $960)


Median gross rent in Sitka, AK in 2009: $934


Housing units in Sitka with a mortgage: 825 (44 second mortgage, 42 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 350


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $104,625


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $64,020


Median monthly housing costs: $970





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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $334,248 (it was $174,700 in 2000)
Sitka:

$334,248
Alaska:

$232,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $178,434 - $452,582

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $403,202
Here:

$403,202
State:

$264,617

Townhouses or other attached units: $285,992
Here:

$285,992
State:

$213,298

In 2-unit structures: $644,048
Here:

$644,048
State:

$253,086

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $24,627
Here:

$24,627
State:

$248,602

Mobile homes: $70,729
Here:

$70,729
State:

$42,305

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,989
Here:

$15,989
State:

$62,044

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,563
  • In family households: 7,249 (1,714 male householders, 531 female householders)
    1,834 spouses, 2,699 children (2,436 natural, 114 adopted, 149 stepchildren), 93 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 31 parents, 133 other relatives, 181 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,314 (535 male householders (386 living alone)), 501 female householders (414 living alone)), 278 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 272 (112 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 855 2-persons, 622 3-persons, 446 4-persons, 188 5-persons, 46 6-persons, 88 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 800 1-person, 196 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

1,635 married couples with children.
523 single-parent households (139 men, 384 women).

90.4% of residents of Sitka speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
5.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
2.4% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 447 (5.1%)
(60.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.9

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Sitka, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 31
  • 2 rooms: 107
  • 3 rooms: 167
  • 4 rooms: 199
  • 5 rooms: 386
  • 6 rooms: 420
  • 7 rooms: 250
  • 8 rooms: 135
  • 9 or more rooms: 210
  • 1 room: 104
  • 2 rooms: 143
  • 3 rooms: 313
  • 4 rooms: 366
  • 5 rooms: 245
  • 6 rooms: 108
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9 or more rooms: 15
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sitka, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 49
  • 1 bedroom: 206
  • 2 bedrooms: 401
  • 3 bedrooms: 830
  • 4 bedrooms: 346
  • 5+ bedrooms: 73
  • no bedroom: 120
  • 1 bedroom: 367
  • 2 bedrooms: 564
  • 3 bedrooms: 251
  • 4 bedrooms: 71
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Sitka, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 120
  • 1 vehicle: 490
  • 2 vehicles: 1,074
  • 3 vehicles: 203
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 0
  • no vehicle: 268
  • 1 vehicle: 691
  • 2 vehicles: 334
  • 3 vehicles: 75
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 61
  • 2000 to 2004: 193
  • 1990 to 1999: 748
  • 1980 to 1989: 794
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,045
  • 1960 to 1969: 426
  • 1950 to 1959: 209
  • 1940 to 1949: 244
  • 1939 or earlier: 214

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Sitka, AK house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Sitka, AK:

  • Less than $10,000: 48
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 24
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 21
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 20
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 21
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 23
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 29
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 22
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 17
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 42
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 26
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 16
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 7
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 53
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 47
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 56
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 83
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 151
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 253
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 361
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 227
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 244
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 63
  • $1,000,000 or more: 31
 


Sitka rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Sitka:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 0
  • $150 to $199: 0
  • $200 to $249: 0
  • $250 to $299: 43
  • $300 to $349: 0
  • $350 to $399: 46
  • $400 to $449: 11
  • $450 to $499: 0
  • $500 to $549: 7
  • $550 to $599: 0
  • $600 to $649: 26
  • $650 to $699: 128
  • $700 to $749: 66
  • $750 to $799: 73
  • $800 to $899: 131
  • $900 to $999: 289
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 166
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 133
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 134
  • $2,000 or more: 8
  • No cash rent: 323
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 94
  • 1990 to 1994: 24
  • 1985 to 1989: 51
  • 1980 to 1984: 94
  • 1975 to 1979: 25
  • 1970 to 1974: 55
  • 1970 to 1974: 32
  • 1965 to 1969: 72


Percentage of workers working in this county: 97.2%
Number of people working at home: 183 (4.1% of all workers)


Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 682
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1586
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1181
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 398
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 108
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 7
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 65
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 6
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 12
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 21
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 32
  • 90 or more minutes: 139
 

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 2,501 (57%)
  • Carpooled: 885 (20%)
  • Taxi: 24 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 159 (4%)
  • Walked: 536 (12%)
  • Other means: 132 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 183 (4%)

Sitka, AK household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 207
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 137
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 127
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 126
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 217
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 205
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 176
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 160
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 211
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 392
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 332
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 507
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 195
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 120
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 85
  • $200,000 or more: 84
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 2512
 German: 819
 Irish: 772
 English: 498
 Norwegian: 425
 Italian: 298
 United States or American: 224
 Polish: 212
 French (except Basque): 206
 Swedish: 190
 Scottish: 180
 Scotch-Irish: 143
 French Canadian: 106
 European: 104
 Welsh: 81
 Finnish: 78
 Dutch: 59
 Yugoslavian: 57
 Russian: 45
 Ukrainian: 45
 Scandinavian: 44
 Portuguese: 42
 Canadian: 34
 Czech: 31
 Danish: 28
 British: 25
 Greek: 23
 Northern European: 21
 Lithuanian: 18
 Hungarian: 17
 Swiss: 15
 Lebanese: 14
 Arab:: 14
 Austrian: 12
 Belgian: 10
 Icelander: 6
 Pennsylvania German: 6
 Acadian/Cajun: 6
 Romanian: 6
 Slavic: 6
 Czechoslovakian: 4
 Subsaharan African:: 3
 South African: 3


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • Philippines (55%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Micronesia (11%)
  • Polynesia (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Other Northern Europe (2%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3283
  • Northeast: 925
  • Midwest: 1034
  • South: 755
  • West: 2316

44% of Sitka residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Alaska.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 17
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 5
  • 5th and 6th grade: 15
  • 7th and 8th grade: 48
  • 9th grade: 25
  • 10th grade: 52
  • 11th grade: 18
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 122
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 756
  • Less than 1 year of college: 216
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 539
  • Associate degree: 217
  • Bachelor's degree: 563
  • Master's degree: 188
  • Professional school degree: 24
  • Doctorate degree: 11

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 18
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 9
  • 7th and 8th grade: 46
  • 9th grade: 28
  • 10th grade: 24
  • 11th grade: 75
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 25
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 661
  • Less than 1 year of college: 262
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 469
  • Associate degree: 304
  • Bachelor's degree: 621
  • Master's degree: 179
  • Professional school degree: 66
  • Doctorate degree: 5

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 6.3%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 6.8%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 11.8%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 8.8%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 11.6%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 14.8%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 8.9%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 0.0%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $70,088
  • Black householders: $71,636
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $66,618
  • Asian householders: $67,479
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $21,721
  • Some other race householders: $107,329
  • Two or more races householders: $50,884
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $80,277
Sitka household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Sitka household income for Black householders
Sitka household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Sitka household income for Asian householders
Sitka household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Sitka household income for Some other race householders
Sitka household income for Two or more races householders
Sitka household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Sitka marital status for males
Sitka marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $400,446
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $303,826
  • Asian householders: $364,668
  • Two or more races householders: $420,153
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $219,260

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,736
  • One, attached: 239
  • Two: 530
  • 3 or 4: 302
  • 5 to 9: 129
  • 10 to 19: 86
  • 20 to 49: 37
  • 50 or more: 10
  • Mobile homes: 519
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 62

Median worth of mobile homes: $41,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Sitka:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sitka
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80.4%)
  • Electricity (15.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.3%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62.7%)
  • Electricity (31.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 32
Here:

2.7%
Alaska:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 47
Here:

8.6%
Alaska:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 191
Here:

37.5%
Alaska:

14.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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