Anchorage, Alaska 

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ALASKA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,479

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

3,281,789

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

298,225

+4.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$78,121

Median Home Price

$334,300

Best Places to Live in Anchorage, Alaska

Regional center - At the head of Cook Inlet in extreme south-central Alaska. July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Anchorage, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Attractive setting
-Outdoor recreation
-Strong employment
Cons
-Dreary winters
-Healthcare
-Earthquake risk

 $359,900 
615 N Lane St
Bed 10 | Bath 4 | 3560 SqFt
 $109,000 
L7 Bear Ridge Cir
Bed | Bath 0 | SqFt
 $349,900 
8960 Dry Creek Loop Unit B
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1656 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

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 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Anchorage jobs have decreased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage's cost of living is 23.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Anchorage's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Anchorage, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Anchorage Municipality Borough voted Republican in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Anchorage's population is 298,225 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Anchorage is $334,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.0%. 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. More Education


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Reviews for Anchorage   78 Reviews
An inconvenient, overpriced icebox. - 7/18/2019
I've lived here for several years and dislike it more and more each year. Family and lack of funds has kept me here. Aside from the weather and darkness, there is... 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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NEW LISTINGS IN ANCHORAGE
$359,900
615 N Lane St
Bed 10 | Bath 4

$109,000
L7 Bear Ridge Cir
Bed | Bath 0

$349,900
8960 Dry Creek Loop Unit B
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$265,000
B1 Hightower Rd L19
Bed | Bath 0

$99,500
B1 Upper Dearmoun Rd L13
Bed | Bath 0

$515,000
7091 Clogia St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$585,000
B1 Heather Wood Estates Cir L14
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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