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Anchorage Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Anchorage Area is 392,021. The Anchorage Area population density is 14.40 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 1.09 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Anchorage Area is white, which represent 70.12% of the total population. The average Anchorage Area education level is about the same as the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 392,021. #131

Population Density, #812

Anchorage Area
14.40 per square mile
1.09 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:274,866 (70.12%, #723)
Black:18,452 (4.71%, #384)
Hispanic:28,669 (7.31%, #346)
Asian:26,574 (6.78%, #28)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):32,385 (8.26%, #28)
One Race, Other:5,311 (1.35%, see rank)
Two or More Races:34,433 (8.78%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:16,488 (57.51%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:3,904 (13.62%, see rank)
Cuban:519 (1.81%, see rank)
Central American:1,550 (5.41%, see rank)
South American:1,635 (5.70%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:409 (1.54%, see rank)
Chinese:1,417 (5.33%, see rank)
Filipino:10,785 (40.58%, see rank)
Japanese:1,336 (5.03%, see rank)
Korean:3,880 (14.60%, see rank)
Vietnamese:424 (1.60%, see rank)
Asian, Other:8,323 (31.32%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

342,393 (87.34%) out of the total population of 392,021 reported first ancestry.

 Anchorage Area% of the Total PopulationAlaskaU.S.
Arab7880.20%, see rank0.17%0.56%
Czech2,4210.62%, see rank0.53%0.47%
Danish2,8180.72%, see rank0.83%0.42%
Dutch7,4811.91%, see rank1.76%1.40%
English34,9268.91%, see rank8.32%8.02%
French16,0034.08%, see rank3.71%3.34%
German69,23017.66%, see rank17.06%15.03%
Greek1,0470.27%, see rank0.27%0.41%
Hungarian1,5520.40%, see rank0.38%0.46%
Irish43,18611.02%, see rank10.58%10.80%
Italian12,2983.14%, see rank2.98%5.52%
Norwegian15,0923.85%, see rank3.85%1.42%
Polish7,9532.03%, see rank1.99%3.01%
Portuguese1,4660.37%, see rank0.32%0.44%
Russian5,7241.46%, see rank1.39%0.92%
Scotch-Irish4,2471.08%, see rank1.18%0.99%
Scottish11,5952.96%, see rank2.73%1.72%
Subsaharan African2,1900.56%, see rank0.45%0.95%
Swedish9,2862.37%, see rank2.38%1.27%
Swiss2,4760.63%, see rank0.54%0.30%
Ukrainian1,4390.37%, see rank0.35%0.31%
American20,8425.32%, see rank4.40%7.12%
Welsh3,2550.83%, see rank0.84%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 200,776 (51.22%, see rank)
Females: 191,245 (48.78%, see rank)

Anchorage Area
Male: 51.22%
Female: 48.78%
Male: 52.19%
Female: 47.81%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Anchorage Area
33.00 years old
33.40 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Anchorage Area
32.50 years old
33.10 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Anchorage Area
33.70 years old
33.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Anchorage Area% of the Total PopulationAlaskaU.S.
Under 5 years29,1147.43%, see rank7.48%6.36%
5 to 9 years27,3296.97%, see rank7.03%6.51%
10 to 14 years28,5667.29%, see rank7.06%6.59%
15 to 19 years27,4076.99%, see rank6.99%6.85%
20 to 24 years32,3548.25%, see rank8.23%7.13%
25 to 34 years61,71915.74%, see rank15.25%13.47%
35 to 44 years51,06313.03%, see rank12.68%12.96%
45 to 54 years55,60014.18%, see rank14.24%14.09%
55 to 64 years46,55411.88%, see rank12.50%12.29%
65 to 74 years21,1155.39%, see rank5.62%7.64%
75 to 84 8,7682.24%, see rank2.21%4.25%
85 years and over2,4320.62%, see rank0.72%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Anchorage AreaAlaskaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population247,251, 100%460,319209,056,129
Less Than High School18,483, 7.48%, see rank8.19%13.67%
High School Graduate62,899, 25.44%, see rank27.51%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree91,527, 37.02%, see rank36.62%29.09%
Bachelor Degree47,946, 19.39%, see rank17.87%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree26,396, 10.68%, see rank9.81%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.96, see rank13.8113.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Anchorage Area AlaskaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten10,46169.70%30.30%76.26%23.74%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)44,20190.86%, see rank9.14%, see rank91.81%8.19%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)23,45690.44%, see rank9.56%, see rank91.68%8.32%90.60%9.40%
College23,59080.49%, see rank19.51%, see rank83.76%16.24%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School6,37573.71%, see rank26.29%, see rank77.74%22.26%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Anchorage AreaAlaskaU.S.
Total Households136,268, 100%251,678116,211,092
Average Household Size2.80, see rank2.792.63
1 Person Households33,156, 24.33%, see rank25.48%27.57%
2 or More Person Households103,112, 75.67%, see rank74.52%72.43%
Family Households (Families)92,289, 67.73%, see rank66.97%66.22%
Average Family Size3.48, see rank3.493.32
Married-Couple Family69,311, 50.86%, see rank50.02%48.42%
Nonfamily Households43,979, 32.27%, see rank33.03%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Anchorage Area%AlaskaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total307,012see rank571,190252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over157,281100%, see rank299,493123,281,364
Never Married58,46937.17%, see rank37.52%35.77%
Married78,43749.87%, see rank49.55%52.04%
Widowed2,8261.80%, see rank1.85%2.57%
Divorced17,54911.16%, see rank11.08%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over149,731100%, see rank271,697129,692,771
Never Married42,54728.42%, see rank29.02%29.48%
Married77,84251.99%, see rank51.93%49.19%
Widowed8,3985.61%, see rank5.97%9.16%
Divorced20,94413.99%, see rank13.07%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Anchorage Area%AlaskaU.S.
Native359,59191.73%, see rank92.90%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence143,87836.70%, see rank40.62%58.73%
Born in Different State205,92652.53%, see rank50.10%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
9,7872.50%, see rank2.18%1.42%
Foreign Born32,4308.27%, see rank7.10%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship18,1734.64%, see rank3.83%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship14,2573.64%, see rank3.26%7.09%
Born In Europe5,2291.33%, see rank1.18%1.53%
Born In Asia17,4214.44%, see rank3.85%3.82%
Born In Africa1,3330.34%, see rank0.29%0.55%
Born In Oceania1,1420.29%, see rank0.20%0.07%
Born In Latin America5,8881.50%, see rank1.23%6.83%
Born In Northern America1,4170.36%, see rank0.34%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Anchorage Area%AlaskaU.S.
English111,08881.52%, see rank81.36%79.39%
Spanish7,5785.56%, see rank4.56%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages5,3533.93%, see rank3.38%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages8,7676.43%, see rank4.97%3.36%
Other3,4822.56%, see rank5.73%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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