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Located at the base of Chugach Mountains, Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, encompassing nearly 2,000 square miles. Anchorage began as a bustling frontier town, but now serves as the hub to all of Alaska’s transportation, communication, finance, and trade industries in its thriving business district. Anchorage’s tourism industry makes it home to many attractions, including the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the Alaska Botanical Garden, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center — as well as many more museums and local events.

Alaska is known for its outdoor splendor, and Anchorage is no exception. The Chugach State Park, one of Alaska's many parks, is a half-million-acre park that offers hiking, skiing, camping, and snowmobiling. Anchorage also offers what is quite possibly its greatest jewel: the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. If you’re considering a move to the beautiful city of Anchorage, you’ll need the best information and resources. Learn about the area demographics and real estate market in Anchorage, and how MoveWise can make your move easier by providing you with free moving quotes.

Anchorage Demographics & Crime Rate

Anchorage has a population of 299,107, with many residents being of Russian or Alaskan Native descent. The median household income for the area in 2015 was $78,326. The residents of Anchorage have some education, with 27.3% attending college, 8.3% attaining an Associate’s degree, 20.9% holding a Bachelor’s degree, and 12.3% having a graduate or professional degree. If you’re looking to move to Anchorage, MoveWise has the resources you need. Use the “Request Your Free Moving Quote” tool on the right to receive free quotes from up to six of Anchorage’s top movers, delivered right to your inbox!

City Population


Total US Pop 2016: 321,418,820



National Avg 2016: 8.3%

Median Income


National Avg 2015: $53,889

Violent Crime Rate


National Avg 2016: 3.83%


2016 Census Data


2016 Census Data


2016 Census Data

Anchorage Real Estate Pricing & Taxes

Home values in Anchorage are $290,500 on average, and rental properties cost about $1,197 per month, with no sales tax. Anchorage is a little more expensive, but it offers a suburban and urban mix, making it a far-north equivalent of any of the major cities in the lower forty-eight states. Looking to move to Anchorage? Moving is easier with MoveWise. Use our free moving quotes request form on the right, and sit back, relax, and wait for your free quotes from the best moving companies in Anchorage to be delivered to your inbox.

Home Price


National Avg 2015: $178,600

Apartment Rent


National Avg 2015: $928

Sales Tax "State-Local"


Ranked [#46]

State Property Tax


Ranked [#20]


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