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Overview
Population:380,789
Pop. Change:19%
State: Alaska
Metro Area:Anchorage Metro Area
County:Anchorage Municipality, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, ... 2 total
City:Anchorage, Knik-Fairview, ... 30 total
Zip Code:99654, 99504, ... 31 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Anchorage's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Anchorage Metro Area

Profile: Regional center  Location: At the head of Cook Inlet in extreme south-central Alaska Elevation: 132 Time zone: Alaska Standard Time

PROCON
Attractive settingDreary winters
Outdoor recreationHealthcare
Strong employmentEarthquake risk

Interesting Facts about the Anchorage, Alaska Metro Area

As of 2014, Anchorage Metro Area's population is 380,789 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 19.28 percent.

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The median home cost in Anchorage Metro Area is $304,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.10 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage Metro Area's cost of living is 41.00% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Anchorage Metro Area public schools spend $15,649 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 21.9 students per teacher in Anchorage Metro Area.

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The unemployment rate in Anchorage Metro Area is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anchorage Metro Area jobs have Increased by 0.37 percent.


Ranked #3 Best Cities for Teleworking - Small Metro Areas
Ranked #15 Most Secure Places to Live 2011 (Mid-Size Cities)
Ranked #80 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #83 2005 High Gas Prices
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Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Anchorage Metro Area's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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