Anchorage County Information

Anchorage in Alaska occupies 1,961 square miles and has a 2006 population of 278,700, a change from a 2000 population of 260,283 and 226,338 in 1990. 16.2% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 12.8% percent is 25-35, and 15.4% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 2,176 acts of violent crime reported in Anchorage in 2004, a change from 1,525 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 8,052 people: 5.3% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 4.9%.

Read more about Anchorage, Alaska in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyAnchorage 
StateAlaska 
Land Area1,961 sq. milesRanked 321 of 3,140
Population 2006278,700Ranked 217 of 3,140
Population 2005275,474 
Population 2000260,283Ranked 212 of 3,140
Population 1990226,338Ranked 218 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion72% 
African American6.2% 
Asian American6.7% 
Native American8.5% 
Pacific Islander1% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 57.8% 
Population 5 to 1415.6% 
Population 15 to 2416.2% 
Population 25 to 3412.8% 
Population 35 to 4415.4% 
Population 45 to 5416.1% 
Population 55 to 649.7% 
Population 65 to 743.9% 
Population 75 and up2.5% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes2,1761,525
Murders / Manslaughters15 
Forcible Rapes263 
Robberies332 
Aggravated Assaults1,566 
Total Property Crimes10,09811,449
Burglaries1,525 
Larceny Thefts7,529 
Motor Vehicle Thefts1,044 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population150,905140,456
Unemployed Population8,0526,909
Unemployment Rate5.3%4.9%

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