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Anchorage municipality, Alaska

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Table

Anchorage municipality, Alaska
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
288,121
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
288,121
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
291,247
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 291,247
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 291,826
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.1%
Female persons, percent
49.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
61.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
5.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
7.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
2.9%
Two or More Races, percent
11.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 26,863
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 10.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 62.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $320,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,148
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $749
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,310
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 106,970
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.66
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 81.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 17.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 96.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 92.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 94.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 36.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 8.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 67.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,224,848
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,482,684
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,495,127
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,903,204
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,614
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 18.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $84,813
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $41,127
Persons in poverty, percent
8.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,796
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,341
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,574
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 918
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,763
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 554
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,068
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 170.6
Population per square mile, 2010 171.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,706.80
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,704.68
FIPS Code 0203000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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