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Overview
Population:380,821
Pop. Change:19%
State: Alaska
Metro Area:Anchorage Metro Area
County:Anchorage Municipality, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, ... 2 more
City:Anchorage, Knik Fairview, ... 30 more
Zip Code:99654, 99504, ... 33 more
Real Estate:For Sale
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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


Interesting Facts about the Anchorage, Alaska Metro Area

As of 2012, Anchorage Metro Area's population is 380,821 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 19.29 percent.

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The median home cost in Anchorage Metro Area is $285,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.65 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage Metro Area's cost of living is 31.60% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Anchorage Metro Area public schools spend $6,127 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,691. There are about 21.9 students per teacher in Anchorage Metro Area.

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The unemployment rate in Anchorage Metro Area is 6.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 8.60%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anchorage Metro Area jobs have Increased by 0.78 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
Ranked #85 High Gas Prices - Which Cities are Hit the Hardest?
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Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 28 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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