Anchorage (zip 99501), Alaska 

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Population

16,440

-3.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.6%

Median Income

$57,093

Median Home Price

$298,900

Median Age

34.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.5 / 2.9

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in Anchorage (zip 99501), 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 99501 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: Anchorage (zip 99501)
Cost of Living: 13.6% 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 (zip 99501) is 6.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Anchorage (zip 99501) jobs have decreased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Anchorage (zip 99501)'s cost of living is 13.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Anchorage (zip 99501)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in the 99501 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Anchorage Municipality flipped Democratic, 49.5% to 46.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Anchorage (zip 99501)'s population is 16,440 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 3.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Anchorage (zip 99501) is Real Estate: $298,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.7%.

SCHOOLS
Anchorage (zip 99501) 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 (zip 99501). More Education



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Housing Market in Anchorage

It's a good time to buy in Anchorage. Home Appreciation is up 8.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Anchorage is $298,900.
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