Anchorage, AK Population

By | June 4, 2019

Population: 260,283. Estimated population in July 2020: 275,043 (+5.7% change)
Males: 131,668 (50.6%), Females: 128,615 (49.4%)

Zip codes: 99501, 99502, 99503, 99504, 99507, 99508, 99513, 99515, 99516, 99517, 99518, 99695.

Median resident age: 32.4 years
Median household income: $55,546
Median house value: $160,700

The city of Anchorage is an independent city located in Alaska. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Alaska, including top 10 cities by population and area of Alaska.

Races in Anchorage:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.9%)
  • American Indian (10.4%)
  • Two or more races (6.0%)
  • Black (5.8%)
  • Hispanic (5.7%)
  • Filipino (2.2%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • Korean (1.3%)
  • Other Asian (1.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.9%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.6%), Irish (11.6%), English (10.0%), United States (6.0%), Norwegian (3.8%), French (3.4%).

Elevation: 101 feet

Land area: 1697.2 square miles

Map of Anchorage, AK

Population

For population 25 years and over in Anchorage

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 28.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Anchorage municipality

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

8.2% Foreign born (4.0% Asia, 1.7% Latin America, 1.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +32,700 (+14.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Anchorage:

  • ALASKA NATIVE MEDICAL CENTER, PHS (4315 DIPLOMACY DR)
  • ALASKA PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE (2900 PROVIDENCE DRIVE)
  • COLUMBIA ALASKA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (2801 DEBARR ROAD)
  • NORTH STAR HOSPITAL (2530 DEBARR RD)
  • PROVIDENCE ALASKA MEDICAL CENTER (3200 PROVIDENCE DRIVE,BOX 196604)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Anchorage:

  • TED STEVENS ANCHORAGE INTL (about 16 miles; ANCHORAGE, AK; Abbreviation: ANC)
  • KENAI MUNI (about 111 miles; KENAI, AK; Abbreviation: ENA)
  • HOMER (about 160 miles; HOMER, AK; Abbreviation: HOM)

Other public-use airports nearest to Anchorage:

  • ALASKA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; ANCHORAGE, AK; Abbreviation: 2OK)
  • MERRILL FIELD (about 5 miles; ANCHORAGE, AK; Abbreviation: MRI)
  • LAKE HOOD STRIP (about 14 miles; ANCHORAGE, AK; Abbreviation: Z41)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Anchorage:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE (Full-time enrollment: 9,453; Location: 3211 PROVIDENCE DR; Public; Website: www.uaa.alaska.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ALASKA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 504; Location: 4101 UNIVERSITY DR; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)
  • CAREER ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 429; Location: 1415 E TUDOR ROAD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.careeracademy.net)
  • CHARTER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 307; Location: 2221 E NORTHERN LIGHTS BLVD STE 120; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chartercollege.org)
  • TREND SETTERS SCHOOL OF BEAUTY (Location: 407 E NORTHERN LIGHTS BLVD; Private, for-profit)
  • SST TRAVEL SCHOOLS OF ALASKA INC (Location: 1503 West 31st Ave #101; Private, for-profit)
  • TESTING INSTITUTE OF ALASKA INC (Location: 2114 RAILROAD AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.tialaska.com)
  • ARIELS HAIR DESIGN SCHOOL (Location: 3101 PENLAND PKY STE J10; Public)
  • AEROTECH FLIGHT SERVICE INC (Location: 1100 MERRILL FIELD DR; Private, for-profit)
  • ALASKA BAPTIST NATIVE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY (Location: 802 E 3RD AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
  • MILA INC (Location: 3330 ARTIC BLVD STE 201; Private, for-profit)
  • AHEAD OF TIME (Location: 3801 OLD SEWARD HWY STE 8; Private, for-profit)
  • FAR NORTH BIBLE COLLEGE (Location: PO BOX 20-0408; Private, not-for-profit)
  • FLIGHT SAFETY ALASKA INC DBA TAKE FLIGHT ALASKA (Location: 1740 E FIFTH AVE; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Anchorage:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS (about 286 miles; FAIRBANKS, AK; Full-time enrollment: 5,034)
  • PENINSULA COLLEGE (about 2033 miles; PORT ANGELES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 2072 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Full-time enrollment: 11,889)
  • WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 2074 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,656)
  • SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE (about 2090 miles; MT VERNON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,420)
  • EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (about 2092 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 2094 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,908)

Biggest public high schools in Anchorage:

  • SERVICE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,479; Location: 5577 ABBOTT RD.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • DIMOND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,300; Location: 2909 W 88TH AVE.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,239; Location: 4025 E. NORTHERN LIGHTS BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BARTLETT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,015; Location: 25-500 N MULDOON; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,819; Location: 1700 HILLCREST DR.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BENSON SECONDARY/S.E.A.R.C.H. (Students: 319; Location: 4515 CAMPBELL AIRSTRIP RD.; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • STELLER SECONDARY SCHOOL (Students: 294; Location: 2508 BLUEBERRY LANE; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • S.A.V.E. HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 410 EAST 56TH; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • AVAIL SCHOOL (Students: 71; Location: 425 ‘C’ STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CROSSROADS SCHOOL (Students: 54; Location: 3350 COMMERCIAL DR. #101; Grades: 07 – 12)

Private high schools in Anchorage:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 610; Location: 12407 PINTAIL STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
  • CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS OF (Students: 372; Location: 9251 LAKE OTIS PKWY; Grades: KG – 12)
  • HOLY ROSARY ACADEMY (Students: 114; Location: 1010 W FIREWEED LANE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • STARBRIGHT EARLY LEARNING CTR (Students: 97; Location: 3531 E TUDOR ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • BANNER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 84; Location: P.O BOX 230129; Grades: PK – 12)
  • LUMEN CHRISTI (Students: 67; Location: 750 E. FIREWEED LANE; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • EAGLE CREST ACADEMY (Students: 16; Location: PO BOX 113330; Grades: 7 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Anchorage:

  • MEARS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,104; Location: 2700 W 100TH; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • HANSHEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 993; Location: 10121 LAKE OTIS PARKWAY; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 941; Location: 150 SOUTH BRAGAW STREET; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • GOLDENVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 928; Location: 15800 GOLDENVIEW DRIVE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • ROMIG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 841; Location: 2500 MINNESOTA DR.; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WENDLER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 832; Location: 2905 LAKE OTIS PARKWAY; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE (Students: 790; Location: 1405 ‘E’ ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • SAND LAKE ELEMENTARY (Students: 636; Location: 7500 JEWEL LAKE RD.; Grades: PK – 06)
  • NORTHERN LIGHTS ABC K-8 SCHOOL (Students: 613; Location: 2424 EAST DOWLING ROAD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • BAYSHORE ELEMENTARY (Students: 592; Location: 11500 BAYSHORE DRIVE; Grades: PK – 06)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Anchorage:

  • ANCHOR LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 197; Location: 8100 ARCTIC BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ELIZABETH ANN SETON SCHOOL (Students: 166; Location: 2901 EAST HUFFMAN ROAD; Grades: KG – 6)
  • ANCHORAGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 154; Location: 2824 E 18TH AVE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • PACIFIC NORTHERN ACADEMY (Students: 117; Location: 550 S. BRAGAW ST.; Grades: PK – 9)
  • TOM THUMB MONTESSORI-O’MALLEY (Students: 95; Location: 2421 & 2321 O’MALLEY; Grades: PK – 6)
  • AURORA WALDORF-SCHOOL OF ALASK (Students: 85; Location: PO BOX 243264; Grades: PK – 5)
  • SONRISE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 84; Location: 616 W 10TH AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • PUFFIN HEIGHTS MONTESSORI SCH (Students: 65; Location: 1000 WEST TWENTIETH AVE.; Grades: PK – KG)
  • FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 61; Location: 5200 LAKE OTIS PKY; Grades: KG – 8)
  • TOM THUMB MONTESSORI SCHOOLS (Students: 58; Location: 1901 SPENARD ROAD; Grades: PK – 2)

Libraries

Library in Anchorage:

  • ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL LIBRARIES (Operating income: $9,395,199; Location: 3600 DENALI STREET; 590,000 books; 27,700 audio materials; 18,000 video materials; 1,915 serial subscriptions)