Anchorage Borough

Anchorage Borough, Alaska

PO Box 196650
Anchorage, AK 99519
Phone: (907) 343-4311
Fax: (907) 343-4313
www.ci.anchorage.ak.us

On the south-central coast of AK, at the head of Cook Inlet, 470 mi. south of Fairbanks. Founded 1914. Borough and city were consolidated as the municipality of Anchorage; includes Glen Alps and Girdwood. Name Origin: For Knik Anchorage, a settlement just offshore. This was named for a Tanaina village spelled Kinik and Kinnick 'fire'. Previously called Ship Creek and Woodrow.

Area (sq mi):: 1961.09 (land 1697.21; water 263.88) Population per square mile: 162.10
Population 2005: 275,043 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 5.70%; 1990-2000 15.00% Population 2000: 260,283 (White 69.90%; Black or African American 5.80%; Hispanic or Latino 5.70%; Asian 5.50%; Other 16.40%). Foreign born: 8.20%. Median age: 32.40
Income 2000: per capita $25,287; median household $55,546; Population below poverty level: 7.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $33,697-$37,750
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 19.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 3.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Anchorage County seat (272,687)

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