Anchorage, Alaska 

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Population

298,695

32% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.7%

Median Income

$78,121

Avg. Home Price

$337,200

Best Places to Live in Anchorage, Alaska

Regional center - At the head of Cook Inlet in extreme south-central Alaska
Pros
-Attractive setting
-Outdoor recreation
-Strong employment
Cons
-Dreary winters
-Healthcare
-Earthquake risk

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What Bert Has To Say About Anchorage Metro Area

Anchorage is the largest city and main regional center for the frontier state of Alaska. Most of the state’s commercial and industrial activity occurs here. Because of rebuilding after an earthquake in 1964 and the recent influx of oil money, the city is quite modern. The area has a strong, growing economy, which is offset by a high cost of living caused by geographic isolation. Downtown is clean, attractive and modern with nice waterfront areas and a large new performing arts center. The best residential neighborhoods lie to the south.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Alaska
County: Anchorage Municipality
Metro Area: Anchorage Metro Area
City: Anchorage
Zip Codes: 99504, 99507, 99508, 99577, 99502, 99515, 99516, 99501, 99517, 99503, 17 total
Time zone: Alaska Standard Time (AST)
Elevation: 132 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Anchorage is 5.7% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anchorage jobs have increased by 0.15%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage's cost of living is 37.10% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Anchorage's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Anchorage's population is 298,695 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 31.97%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Anchorage is $337,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.12%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Anchorage public schools spend $16,123 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Anchorage. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Anchorage

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Reviews for Anchorage   76 Reviews
HELP...Never been...seems like my place, BUT... ?? - 7/10/2017
I live in Mammoth Lakes, CA...a gorgeous 4 season mountain resort community. I do love it but it is a bit small and I hate the heat in the summer. I love the cold and am... Read More

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Anchorage Housing - 8/25/2015
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Anchorage climate - 7/4/2015
Summers in Anchorage are generally very pleasant with temperatures in the mid-60s to low 70s and sunshine from 4:30 am - 11:30 pm. If you like getting outside and being... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
99504, 99507, 99508, 99577, 99502, 99515, 99516, 99501, 99517, 99503, 17 total
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