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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Sitka is 8,957, which is 1.38% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 16.17% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Sitka population density is 1.86 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 Sitka is white, which represent 65.84% of the total population. The average Sitka education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

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

Population in 2010-2014: 8,957. #9

Population Growth Since 2000, #161

Sitka, AK
1.38%
Alaska
16.17%
U.S.
11.61%

Population Density, #265

Sitka, AK
1.86 per square mile
Alaska
1.09 per square mile
U.S.
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:5,897 (65.84%, #138)
Black:89 (0.99%, #45)
Hispanic:503 (5.62%, #48)
Asian:540 (6.03%, #20)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):1,426 (15.92%, #204)
One Race, Other:110 (1.23%, see rank)
Two or More Races:895 (9.99%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:248 (49.30%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:95 (18.89%, see rank)
Cuban:8 (1.59%, see rank)
Central American:0 (0.00%, see rank)
South American:75 (14.91%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:2 (0.37%, see rank)
Chinese:6 (1.11%, see rank)
Filipino:449 (83.15%, see rank)
Japanese:11 (2.04%, see rank)
Korean:49 (9.07%, see rank)
Vietnamese:3 (0.56%, see rank)
Asian, Other:20 (3.70%, see rank)
 

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

Population by First Ancestry

7,897 (88.17%) out of the total population of 8,957 reported first ancestry.

 Sitka, AK% of the Total PopulationAlaskaU.S.
Arab520.58%, see rank0.17%0.56%
Czech450.50%, see rank0.53%0.47%
Danish440.49%, see rank0.83%0.42%
Dutch1231.37%, see rank1.76%1.40%
English1,17013.06%, see rank8.32%8.02%
French4074.54%, see rank3.71%3.34%
German1,49516.69%, see rank17.06%15.03%
Greek330.37%, see rank0.27%0.41%
Hungarian440.49%, see rank0.38%0.46%
Irish8819.84%, see rank10.58%10.80%
Italian2482.77%, see rank2.98%5.52%
Norwegian7087.90%, see rank3.85%1.42%
Polish1011.13%, see rank1.99%3.01%
Portuguese340.38%, see rank0.32%0.44%
Russian2552.85%, see rank1.39%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1341.50%, see rank1.18%0.99%
Scottish2983.33%, see rank2.73%1.72%
Subsaharan African170.19%, see rank0.45%0.95%
Swedish1481.65%, see rank2.38%1.27%
Swiss220.25%, see rank0.54%0.30%
Ukrainian230.26%, see rank0.35%0.31%
American3884.33%, see rank4.40%7.12%
Welsh2062.30%, see rank0.84%0.57%

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

Population by Gender

Male: 4,568 (51.00%, see rank)
Females: 4,389 (49.00%, see rank)

Sitka, AK
Male: 51.00%
Female: 49.00%
Alaska
Male: 52.19%
Female: 47.81%
U.S.
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

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

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Sitka, AK
38.50 years old
Alaska
33.40 years old
U.S.
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Sitka, AK
37.90 years old
Alaska
33.10 years old
U.S.
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Sitka, AK
39.40 years old
Alaska
33.80 years old
U.S.
38.80 years old

 Sitka, AK% of the Total PopulationAlaskaU.S.
Under 5 years5866.54%, see rank7.48%6.36%
5 to 9 years5045.63%, see rank7.03%6.51%
10 to 14 years6417.16%, see rank7.06%6.59%
15 to 19 years5486.12%, see rank6.99%6.85%
20 to 24 years5095.68%, see rank8.23%7.13%
25 to 34 years1,27514.23%, see rank15.25%13.47%
35 to 44 years1,22013.62%, see rank12.68%12.96%
45 to 54 years1,30014.51%, see rank14.24%14.09%
55 to 64 years1,29714.48%, see rank12.50%12.29%
65 to 74 years6497.25%, see rank5.62%7.64%
75 to 84 2873.20%, see rank2.21%4.25%
85 years and over1411.57%, see rank0.72%1.85%

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

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Sitka, AKAlaskaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population6,169, 100%460,319209,056,129
Less Than High School492, 7.98%, see rank8.19%13.67%
High School Graduate1,337, 21.67%, see rank27.51%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree2,311, 37.46%, see rank36.62%29.09%
Bachelor Degree1,338, 21.69%, see rank17.87%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree691, 11.20%, see rank9.81%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#14.08, 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

 Sitka, AK AlaskaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten27773.29%26.71%76.26%23.74%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)94296.71%, see rank3.29%, see rank91.81%8.19%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)49296.54%, see rank3.46%, see rank91.68%8.32%90.60%9.40%
College43193.04%, see rank6.96%, see rank83.76%16.24%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School5977.97%, see rank22.03%, see rank77.74%22.26%58.86%41.14%

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

Household and Family

 Sitka, AKAlaskaU.S.
Total Households3,513, 100%251,678116,211,092
Average Household Size2.45, see rank2.792.63
1 Person Households1,148, 32.68%, see rank25.48%27.57%
2 or More Person Households2,365, 67.32%, see rank74.52%72.43%
Family Households (Families)2,160, 61.49%, see rank66.97%66.22%
Average Family Size3.25, see rank3.493.32
Married-Couple Family1,662, 47.31%, see rank50.02%48.42%
Nonfamily Households1,353, 38.51%, see rank33.03%33.78%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Sitka, AK%AlaskaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total7,226see rank571,190252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over3,651100%, see rank299,493123,281,364
Never Married1,11930.65%, see rank37.52%35.77%
Married1,92352.67%, see rank49.55%52.04%
Widowed1453.97%, see rank1.85%2.57%
Divorced46412.71%, see rank11.08%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over3,575100%, see rank271,697129,692,771
Never Married97927.38%, see rank29.02%29.48%
Married1,84051.47%, see rank51.93%49.19%
Widowed2366.60%, see rank5.97%9.16%
Divorced52014.55%, see rank13.07%12.16%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Sitka, AK%AlaskaU.S.
Native8,19491.48%, see rank92.90%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence3,64240.66%, see rank40.62%58.73%
Born in Different State4,41049.24%, see rank50.10%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1421.59%, see rank2.18%1.42%
Foreign Born7638.52%, see rank7.10%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship4224.71%, see rank3.83%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship3413.81%, see rank3.26%7.09%
Born In Europe1581.76%, see rank1.18%1.53%
Born In Asia4595.12%, see rank3.85%3.82%
Born In Africa210.23%, see rank0.29%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.20%0.07%
Born In Latin America800.89%, see rank1.23%6.83%
Born In Northern America450.50%, see rank0.34%0.26%

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

Language Spoken at Home

 Sitka, AK%AlaskaU.S.
English2,93283.46%, see rank81.36%79.39%
Spanish1574.47%, see rank4.56%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1283.64%, see rank3.38%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1855.27%, see rank4.97%3.36%
Other1113.16%, see rank5.73%0.99%

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


 
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