Anchorage Metro Area, Alaska 

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Population

397,308

+8.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.9%

Median Income

$76,453

Median Home Price

$314,500

Median Age

33.5

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.2 / 2.7

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Anchorage Metro Area, Alaska

Regional center - At the head of Cook Inlet in extreme south-central Alaska. July, June and August are the most pleasant months in the Anchorage metro area, while December and January are the least comfortable months.
State: Alaska
County:
Metro Area: Anchorage Metro Area
City: Anchorage, Knik-Fairview, 28 total
Zip Codes: 99654, 99504, 99507, 99508, 99645, 99577, 99502, 99515, 99516, 99501, 29 total
Cost of Living: 19.8% higher
Time zone: Alaska Standard Time (AST)
Elevation: 132 ft above sea level

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Anchorage, AK Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Anchorage Metro Area is 6.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Anchorage Metro Area jobs have decreased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage Metro Area's cost of living is 19.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Anchorage Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Anchorage metro area remained strongly Republican, 53.3% to 42.6%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Anchorage Metro Area's population is 397,308 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Anchorage Metro Area is Real Estate: $314,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.5%.

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. More Education



Best Places to Live in Anchorage Rankings


Housing Market in Anchorage

It's a good time to buy in Anchorage. Home Appreciation is up 4.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Anchorage is $314,500.
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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, 99645, 99577, 99502, 99515, 99516, 99501, 29 total

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