Anchorage Metro Area, Alaska 

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Population

399,790

50% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.2%

Median Income

$76,453

Avg. Home Price

$318,700

United States / Alaska / Anchorage Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Anchorage Metro Area, 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


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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Country: United States
State: Alaska
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Metro Area: Anchorage Metro Area
City: Anchorage, Knik-Fairview, 28 total
Zip Codes: 99654, 99504, 99507, 99508, 99577, 99645, 99502, 99515, 99516, 99501, 29 total
Time zone: Alaska Standard Time (AST)
Elevation: 132 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Anchorage Metro Area is 6.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anchorage Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.14%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage Metro Area's cost of living is 34.10% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Anchorage Metro Area's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Anchorage Metro Area's population is 399,790 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 50.45%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Anchorage Metro Area is $318,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.14%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Anchorage Metro Area public schools spend $16,486 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17 students per teacher in Anchorage Metro Area. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Anchorage

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Reviews for Anchorage   1 Reviews
Not as good as you have seen on TV - 7/4/2018
This review is for most of Alaska. Born and raised in Anchorage, I lived there for 20+ years before I left to explore the world. 10 years ago I came back and have... Read More

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ZIP CODES IN ANCHORAGE METRO AREA, ALASKA
99654, 99504, 99507, 99508, 99577, 99645, 99502, 99515, 99516, 99501, 29 total
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