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Sitka, AK (Alaska) Houses and Residents

Sitka,AK index of house prices

Total population: 8,900 (Urban population: 7,308 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 1,527 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 4,131 (3,479 occupied: 1,971 owner occupied, 1,498 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

43%
State:

36%

Housing density: 1 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $330,391.

Median contract rent in 2016: $645 (lower quartile is $508, upper quartile is $813)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,110


Median gross rent in Sitka, AK in 2016: $768

Housing units in Sitka with a mortgage: 1,051 (12 second mortgage, 99 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 937

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $103,843

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $79,726

Median monthly housing costs: $1,065


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Sitka, Alaska Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $355,817 (it was $174,700 in 2000)
Sitka:

$355,817
Alaska:

$267,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $246,235 - $468,333

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $405,387
Here:

$405,387
State:

$309,264

Townhouses or other attached units: $366,309
Here:

$366,309
State:

$256,306

In 2-unit structures: $396,167
Here:

$396,167
State:

$318,984

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $278,556
Here:

$278,556
State:

$261,784

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $445,578
Here:

$445,578
State:

$155,054

Mobile homes: $154,711
Here:

$154,711
State:

$109,161

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $318,190
Here:

$318,190
State:

$314,087
Median year house/condo built: 1980

Median year apartment built: 1979

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,982
  • In family households: 6,768 (945 male householders, 1,068 female householders)
    1,505 spouses, 2,443 children (2,267 natural, 53 adopted, 123 stepchildren), 152 grandchildren, 48 brothers or sisters, 120 parents, 170 other relatives, 324 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,943 (754 male householders (591 living alone)), 723 female householders (604 living alone)), 437 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 301

Size of family households: 839 2-persons, 505 3-persons, 451 4-persons, 121 5-persons, 59 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,191 1-person, 211 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 19 4-persons.

1,156 married couples with children.
620 single-parent households (126 men, 494 women).

88.5% of residents of Sitka speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
5.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 782 (8.7%)
(52.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.8
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sitka, Alaska:

  • 18no bedroom
  • 581 bedroom
  • 3822 bedrooms
  • 9653 bedrooms
  • 4684 bedrooms
  • 765+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Sitka population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sitka, Alaska:

  • 209no bedroom
  • 3491 bedroom
  • 4172 bedrooms
  • 4433 bedrooms
  • 804 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Sitka population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Sitka in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 108no vehicle
  • 6121 vehicle
  • 9142 vehicles
  • 2383 vehicles
  • 474 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Sitka population

Cars and other vehicles available in Sitka in renter-occupied apartments

  • 487no vehicle
  • 6341 vehicle
  • 2712 vehicles
  • 603 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 335+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Sitka population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sitka, Alaska:

  • 171 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 983 rooms
  • 3214 rooms
  • 3195 rooms
  • 4026 rooms
  • 2467 rooms
  • 2938 rooms
  • 2549+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Sitka population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sitka, Alaska:

  • 1941 room
  • 972 rooms
  • 3793 rooms
  • 3284 rooms
  • 2065 rooms
  • 1786 rooms
  • 417 rooms
  • 568 rooms
  • 179+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Sitka population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Sitka, AK household income distribution

  • Sitka, AK household income distribution
  • 184Less than $10,000
  • 93$10,000 to $14,999
  • 120$15,000 to $19,999
  • 77$20,000 to $24,999
  • 143$25,000 to $29,999
  • 79$30,000 to $34,999
  • 170$35,000 to $39,999
  • 69$40,000 to $44,999
  • 152$45,000 to $49,999
  • 286$50,000 to $59,999
  • 444$60,000 to $74,999
  • 548$75,000 to $99,999
  • 440$100,000 to $124,999
  • 249$125,000 to $149,999
  • 243$150,000 to $199,999
  • 177$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Sitka, AK

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Sitka, AK
  • 8Less than $10,000
  • 3$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 8$20,000 to $24,999
  • 14$25,000 to $29,999
  • 23$30,000 to $34,999
  • 13$35,000 to $39,999
  • 43$40,000 to $49,999
  • 16$50,000 to $59,999
  • 21$60,000 to $69,999
  • 8$70,000 to $79,999
  • 7$80,000 to $89,999
  • 5$90,000 to $99,999
  • 46$125,000 to $149,999
  • 78$150,000 to $174,999
  • 24$175,000 to $199,999
  • 181$200,000 to $249,999
  • 168$250,000 to $299,999
  • 640$300,000 to $399,999
  • 360$400,000 to $499,999
  • 321$500,000 to $749,999
  • 85$750,000 to $999,999
  • 1$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Sitka, AK

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Sitka, AK
  • 39Less than $100
  • 2$100 to $149
  • 3$150 to $199
  • 9$200 to $249
  • 31$250 to $299
  • 25$300 to $349
  • 40$350 to $399
  • 24$400 to $449
  • 12$450 to $499
  • 21$500 to $549
  • 30$550 to $599
  • 52$600 to $649
  • 31$650 to $699
  • 113$700 to $749
  • 50$750 to $799
  • 162$800 to $899
  • 124$900 to $999
  • 252$1,000 to $1,249
  • 92$1,250 to $1,499
  • 76$1,500 to $1,999
  • 22$2,000 to $2,499
  • 15$2,500 to $2,999
  • 221No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2762010 or later
  • 1672000 to 2009
  • 881990 to 1999
  • 1451980 to 1989
  • 801970 to 1979
  • 104Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Sitka population
Sitka commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,092
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,777
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 998
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 356
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 138
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 58
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 35
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 14
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 28
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 45
  • 90 or more minutes: 47
Sitka, AK Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 99.0%
Number of people working at home: 215 (4.6% of all workers)

Sitka mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 2,724 (57%)
  • Carpooled: 661 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 56 (1%)
  • Railroad: 4 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 19 (0%)
  • Taxi: 144 (3%)
  • Bicycle: 194 (4%)
  • Walked: 766 (16%)
  • Worked at home: 215 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 444
 American: 256
 Irish: 191
 European: 156
 Norwegian: 144
 English: 143
 Italian: 82
 Scottish: 41
 Polish: 40
 African: 36
 Dutch: 34
 French (except Basque): 29
 Welsh: 29
 Danish: 28
 Swiss: 28
 French Canadian: 27
 Scotch-Irish: 25
 Swedish: 25
 Ukrainian: 21
 Northern European: 20
 Eastern European: 20
 Finnish: 19
 Hungarian: 18
 Scandinavian: 15
 British: 12
 Portuguese: 9
 Croatian: 7
 Slovak: 7
 Russian: 6
 Ethiopian: 5
 Greek: 5
 Armenian: 5
 Canadian: 3
 Czech: 3
 Belgian: 3
 Icelander: 2
 Czechoslovakian: 1
 British West Indian: 1

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

  • 55%Philippines
  • 7%Mexico
  • 6%Germany
  • 5%Korea
  • 4%Russia
  • 3%Hungary
  • 2%Switzerland

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

  • This state: 3,706
  • Other state: 4,336
  • Northeast: 595
  • Midwest: 972
  • South: 699
  • West: 2,077

79% of Sitka residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Alaska.

Sitka:

79.5%
State average:

81.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 21
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 15
  • 5th and 6th grade: 9
  • 7th and 8th grade: 32
  • 9th grade: 29
  • 10th grade: 98
  • 11th grade: 11
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 10
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 911
  • Less than 1 year of college: 252
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 581
  • Associate degree: 290
  • Bachelor's degree: 529
  • Master's degree: 231
  • Professional school degree: 113
  • Doctorate degree: 86

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 6
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 7
  • 5th and 6th grade: 15
  • 7th and 8th grade: 5
  • 9th grade: 17
  • 10th grade: 67
  • 11th grade: 26
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 44
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 748
  • Less than 1 year of college: 216
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 574
  • Associate degree: 285
  • Bachelor's degree: 673
  • Master's degree: 383
  • Professional school degree: 47
  • Doctorate degree: 65

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.7%Males
  • 0.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 6.0%Males
  • 9.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.4%Males
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 9.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 22.0%Males
  • 11.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 45.5%Males
  • 7.2%Females
Sitka marital status for males
Sitka marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,970
  • One, attached: 200
  • Two: 668
  • 3 or 4: 435
  • 5 to 9: 201
  • 10 to 19: 54
  • 20 to 49: 51
  • 50 or more: 111
  • Mobile homes: 449
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Median worth of mobile homes: $60,767

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 4.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.9%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Sitka:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sitka
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (53.4%)
  • Electricity (36.6%)
  • Wood (5.1%)
  • Utility gas (4.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • Coal or coke (0.7%)
  • Electricity (45.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.2%)
  • Utility gas (5.1%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 37
Here:

3.5%
Alaska:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

3.7%
Alaska:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

10.7%
Alaska:

11.6%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)