Anchorage, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 294,356 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.1%
 
Males: 149,386  (50.8%)
Females: 144,970  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

34.0 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 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 2017: $79,166 (it was $55,546 in 2000)
Anchorage:

$79,166
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,992 (it was $25,287 in 2000)

Anchorage municipality income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $320,000 (it was $152,300 in 2000)
Anchorage:

$320,000
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $324,853; detached houses: $378,906; townhouses or other attached units: $263,937; in 2-unit structures: $313,110; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $244,635; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $159,074; mobile homes: $32,195

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,291.

March 2019 cost of living index in Anchorage: 103.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.9%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.0% for Black residents, 11.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.1% for American Indian residents, 15.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.8% for other race residents, 11.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Anchorage, AK (2017)
    • 169,58357.6%White alone
    • 31,26210.6%Asian alone
    • 26,9489.2%Hispanic
    • 23,6718.0%Two or more races
    • 19,9886.8%American Indian alone
    • 14,2564.8%Black alone
    • 7,7252.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 9230.3%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 1,324 registered sex offenders living in Anchorage, Alaska as of September 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Anchorage is 225 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Anchorage by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
16
(5.8)
17
(6.1)
22
(7.7)
10
(3.6)
14
(4.9)
13
(4.5)
12
(4.0)
15
(5.0)
14
(4.7)
12
(4.0)
26
(8.6)
28
(9.4)
27
(9.1)
26
(8.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
224
(81.1)
248
(89.3)
257
(90.4)
263
(93.9)
282
(99.5)
264
(90.9)
283
(95.3)
303
(101.3)
408
(136.2)
392
(130.1)
517
(171.6)
542
(181.2)
391
(132.0)
613
(209.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
384
(139.1)
465
(167.5)
453
(159.4)
544
(194.2)
534
(188.5)
454
(156.4)
465
(156.6)
488
(163.1)
522
(174.3)
496
(164.6)
621
(206.1)
695
(232.4)
778
(262.7)
717
(245.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,407
(509.6)
1,862
(670.5)
1,673
(588.8)
1,830
(653.4)
1,658
(585.2)
1,701
(585.9)
1,628
(548.2)
1,673
(559.3)
1,491
(497.9)
1,705
(565.9)
2,062
(684.5)
2,157
(721.2)
2,368
(799.5)
2,468
(845.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,783
(645.8)
1,733
(624.1)
1,454
(511.7)
1,191
(425.3)
1,613
(569.4)
1,223
(421.2)
1,080
(363.7)
1,158
(387.1)
1,318
(440.1)
1,375
(456.3)
1,685
(559.4)
2,008
(671.4)
2,216
(748.2)
2,068
(708.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
8,248
(2,987)
8,543
(3,076)
8,397
(2,955)
7,254
(2,590)
7,835
(2,766)
8,178
(2,817)
7,750
(2,610)
8,554
(2,860)
9,845
(3,288)
9,217
(3,059)
8,962
(2,975)
10,599
(3,544)
10,721
(3,620)
9,498
(3,253)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,334
(483.1)
1,445
(520.4)
1,256
(442.0)
766
(273.5)
868
(306.4)
813
(280.0)
625
(210.5)
831
(277.8)
869
(290.2)
939
(311.6)
1,154
(383.1)
2,042
(682.7)
3,104
(1,048)
2,823
(966.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
76
(27.5)
106
(38.2)
145
(51.0)
106
(37.8)
111
(39.2)
86
(29.6)
126
(42.4)
97
(32.4)
74
(24.7)
81
(26.9)
106
(35.2)
69
(23.1)
62
(20.9)
58
(19.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)423.5476.4442.8426.5438.1410.3387.6415.6455.8453.8542.1621.0643.5685.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Anchorage, AK

Crime rate in Anchorage detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 574 (427 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Alaska average:

1.73
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Ancestries: German (7.7%), American (7.3%), Irish (4.3%), English (4.1%), European (2.8%), Norwegian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated on 11/23/1920

Elevation: 101 feet

Land area: 1697.2 square miles.

Population density: 173 people per square mile   (very low).

Anchorage, Alaska map

32,508 residents are foreign born (3.6% Asia, 2.3% Latin America, 1.2% Europe).

This city:

11.0%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,068 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,616 (1.2%)

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: +9,193 (+3.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 147,078 (96.2%)

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Anchorage, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Anchorage, AK in 2017

Detailed articles:

Anchorage tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +32,700 (+14.4%).
Most common industries in Anchorage, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (20.1%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Public administration (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Anchorage, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (2.9%)
  • Registered nurses (2.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Computer specialists (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)

Average climate in Anchorage, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Anchorage, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.0. This is better than average.

City:

54.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.503. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.503
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 16.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.42. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.42
U.S.:

8.46

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 Anchorage 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 the city 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 Anchorage 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 the city 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)
Anchorage topographic map

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)

Nursing Homes in Anchorage:

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

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)

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 (Full-time enrollment: 2,983; Location: 2221 E Northern Lights Blvd Ste 120; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chartercollege.edu)
  • Alaska Career College (Full-time enrollment: 741; Location: 1415 E Tudor Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.alaskacareercollege.edu)
  • Alaska Pacific University (Full-time 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:

  • ANCHORAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 711, Location: 6401 E NORTHERN LIGHTS BLVD, Grades: PK-12)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 575, Location: 12407 PINTAIL ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • HOLY ROSARY ACADEMY (Students: 93, Location: 1010 W FIREWEED LN, Grades: KG-12)
  • LUMEN CHRISTI (Students: 78, Location: 8110D JEWEL LAKE RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • ATHENEUM SCHOOL (Students: 9, Location: 1920 W DIMOND BLVD, Grades: 8-12)
  • TRUE VINE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 5, Location: 744 E 13TH AVE, Grades: 3-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Anchorage:

Private elementary/middle schools in Anchorage:

  • ANCHORAGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 187, Location: 5001 NORTHWOOD DR, Grades: PK-6)
  • ANCHOR LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 168, Location: 8100 ARCTIC BLVD, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST ELIZABETH ANN SETON SCHOOL (Students: 160, Location: 2901 HUFFMAN RD, Grades: KG-6)
  • PACIFIC NORTHERN ACADEMY (Students: 141, Location: 550 BRAGAW ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ANCHORAGE WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 93, Location: 3250 BAXTER RD, Grades: KG-7)
  • FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 57, Location: 5200 LAKE OTIS PKWY, Grades: KG-8)
  • ANCHORAGE JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 39, Location: 5511 OMALLEY RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Anchorage

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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Points of interest:

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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

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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)
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
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

For population 15 years and over in Anchorage:

Marital status in Anchorage, AK
  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Anchorage:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Anchorage
2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Anchorage:

(Anchorage, Alaska Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Anchorage, AK (based on Anchorage Municipality County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant44,678195
Catholic22,96912
Other20,38757
Mainline Protestant11,42746
Orthodox2,2158
Black Protestant1,1288
None189,022-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
This county:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
Anchorage Municipality:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Anchorage Municipality:

7.13 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Anchorage Municipality:

6.8%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.9%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.5%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.4%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Anchorage:

20.9%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Anchorage:

10.5%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Anchorage:

6.8
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.2%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

58.6%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.5%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Anchorage, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 3,608$21,792,228$72,480557$670,725
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 2,747$8,692,710$37,973753$212,999
Police Protection - Officers 366$3,738,454$122,5720$0
Firefighters 313$3,489,001$133,7640$0
Electric Power 238$2,258,671$113,8830$0
Streets and Highways 237$1,757,605$88,9932$9,672
Financial Administration 201$1,415,879$84,5301$3,955
Transit 154$867,117$67,5681$3,171
Police - Other 145$898,818$74,3850$0
Water Supply 129$945,473$87,9510$0
Sewerage 129$945,467$87,9501$1,745
Other Government Administration 111$723,538$78,2201$2,141
Health 99$578,998$70,1825$19,007
Other and Unallocable 95$732,995$92,5891$981
Solid Waste Management 94$572,683$73,1083$9,552
Parks and Recreation 85$405,163$57,19950$119,534
Local Libraries 63$315,494$60,09428$47,054
Fire - Other 56$447,204$95,8290$0
Judicial and Legal 49$304,783$74,6411$6,523
Water Transport and Terminals 28$160,824$68,9251$2,110
Welfare 12$77,279$77,2790$0
Airports 10$69,210$83,0520$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 7$43,216$74,0850$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 8,976$51,232,810$68,4931,405$1,109,169

Anchorage government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $93,276,000 ($316.88)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $78,934,000 ($268.16)
    Regular Highways: $66,767,000 ($226.82)
    General - Other: $34,412,000 ($116.91)
    Water Utilities: $27,885,000 ($94.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,916,000 ($33.69)
    Police Protection: $9,208,000 ($31.28)
    Air Transportation: $3,302,000 ($11.22)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,763,000 ($9.39)
    Transit Utilities: $1,697,000 ($5.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $735,000 ($2.50)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $619,114,000 ($2103.28)
    Police Protection: $130,875,000 ($444.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $111,060,000 ($377.30)
    Electric Utilities: $73,499,000 ($249.69)
    Regular Highways: $60,359,000 ($205.05)
    General - Other: $39,148,000 ($133.00)
    Central Staff Services: $31,092,000 ($105.63)
    Transit Utilities: $30,759,000 ($104.50)
    Sewerage: $29,327,000 ($99.63)
    Water Utilities: $26,980,000 ($91.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,630,000 ($90.47)
    Health - Other: $24,670,000 ($83.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,424,000 ($72.78)
    Financial Administration: $21,311,000 ($72.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,356,000 ($38.58)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $10,383,000 ($35.27)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,157,000 ($34.51)
    Libraries: $8,027,000 ($27.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,900,000 ($26.84)
    Air Transportation: $2,963,000 ($10.07)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,417,000 ($62.57)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $129,377,000 ($439.53)
    Corporate Bonds: $84,614,000 ($287.45)
    Benefit Payments: $32,767,000 ($111.32)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $659,000 ($2.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $34,008,000 ($115.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,675,000 ($39.66)
    Libraries: $151,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $724,060,000 ($2459.81)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,790,000 ($23.07)

Anchorage government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $51,372,000 ($174.52)
    Other: $49,798,000 ($169.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,599,000 ($114.14)
    Regular Highways: $13,054,000 ($44.35)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $12,271,000 ($41.69)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,950,000 ($30.41)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,968,000 ($27.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,632,000 ($8.94)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,164,000 ($7.35)
    Air Transportation: $1,508,000 ($5.12)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $33,000 ($0.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $12,000 ($0.04)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $7,653,000 ($26.00)
    Local Employee Contribution: $190,000 ($0.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $25,322,000 ($86.03)
    Other: $7,085,000 ($24.07)
    Transit Utilities: $6,414,000 ($21.79)
    Air Transportation: $5,618,000 ($19.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,700,000 ($29.56)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,611,000 ($22.46)
    Interest Earnings: $3,474,000 ($11.80)
    Special Assessments: $1,957,000 ($6.65)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,641,000 ($5.57)
    Sale of Property: $281,000 ($0.95)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $164,137,000 ($557.61)
    Water Utilities: $61,286,000 ($208.20)
    Transit Utilities: $4,805,000 ($16.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $466,494,000 ($1584.80)
    Highways: $155,150,000 ($527.08)
    Other: $45,060,000 ($153.08)
    Health and Hospitals: $12,433,000 ($42.24)
    Transit Utilities: $1,314,000 ($4.46)
  • Tax - Property: $509,725,000 ($1731.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $26,084,000 ($88.61)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $24,101,000 ($81.88)
    Motor Vehicle License: $17,364,000 ($58.99)
    Other License: $11,000,000 ($37.37)

Anchorage government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,402,059,000 ($4763.14)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,378,517,000 ($4683.16)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $324,032,000 ($1100.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,490,000 ($1020.84)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $509,000 ($1.73)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $375,000 ($1.27)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $134,000 ($0.46)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $114,300,000 ($388.31)
    Beginning: $24,700,000 ($83.91)

Anchorage government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,678,000 ($117.81)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $61,151,000 ($207.75)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $536,452,000 ($1822.46)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,048,000 ($71.51)

7.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Alaska average:

7.70%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,260 average AGI)
Anchorage Municipality:

0.20%
Alaska average:

0.16%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.58% ($55,484 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.27% ($53,493)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.23% ($56,387)


8.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,721 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.74%
Alaska average:

8.52%

0.22% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,747 average AGI)
Anchorage Municipality:

0.22%
Alaska average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  1.11% ($65,112 average AGI)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.25% ($66,051)
to King County, WA  0.24% ($74,102)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Anchorage fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 168Number of bridges
  • 2,001ft / 610mTotal length
  • $75,000Total costs
  • 3,036,595Total average daily traffic
  • 114,621Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,711,311Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Anchorage, AK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 191960-1969
  • 371970-1979
  • 501980-1989
  • 201990-1999
  • 212000-2009
  • 202010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Anchorage, AK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Anchorage)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 1,671 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Anchorage, AK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 201 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 425 (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: 96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1,617 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Anchorage)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 36 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Anchorage)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 2,904 (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 in Anchorage, AK
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Anchorage, AK - Value

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 823. The highest number of fire incidents - 1,320 took place in 2009, and the least - 696 in 2012. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Anchorage, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.9%), and Outside Fires (35.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Anchorage, AK
    • 5,07146.9%Structure Fires
    • 3,78735.0%Outside Fires
    • 1,93817.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 160.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Anchorage, AK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Anchorage, Alaska:

  • Hilton Anchorage, 500 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, Alaska 99501 , Phone: (907) 272-7411, Fax: (907) 265-7044
  • The Lakefront Anchorage-A Millennium Hotel, 4800 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, Alaska 99517 , Phone: (907) 243-2300, Fax: (907) 243-8815
  • Best Western Barratt Inn, 4616 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, Alaska 99517 , Phone: (907) 243-3131, Fax: (907) 249-4916
  • The Voyager Hotel, 501 K St, Anchorage, Alaska 99501 , Phone: (907) 277-9501, Fax: (907) 274-0333
  • Anchorage Lofts Hotel, 239 W 4TH Ave, Anchorage, Alaska 99501 , Phone: (907) 793-5500, Fax: (907) 929-0556
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 4360 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, Alaska 99517 , Phone: (907) 243-6366, Fax: (907) 248-2161
  • Parkwood Inn, 4455 Juneau St, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 , Phone: (907) 563-3590, Fax: (907) 563-5560
  • Puffin Place Hotel, 1058 W 27TH Ave, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 , Phone: (907) 279-1058, Fax: (907) 276-4922
  • 40 other hotels and motels
All 48 fire-safe hotels and motels in Anchorage, Alaska
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Anchorage, AK
  • 88.8%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Electricity
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Anchorage, AK
  • 60.9%Utility gas
  • 32.8%Electricity
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.2%Coal or coke


Anchorage compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Anchorage on our top lists:

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  • #4 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the coldest winters (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest daily low temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in other U.S. states (population 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: construction (population 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in household income from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 (99505) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #19 (99505) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #28 (99506) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #31 (99508) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #50 (99506) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #69 (99505) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #71 (99503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #76 (99501) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
  • #82 (99506) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #101 (99540) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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