Anchorage metropolitan area

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Location of the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area within the State of Alaska.

The Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area , as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of the Municipality of Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the south central region of Alaska.[1]

As of the 2010 census, the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a population of 380,821.[2] However, 2013 population estimates increase that number to more than 395,000.[3]


Places with more than 25,000 inhabitants
Places with 10,000 to 25,000 inhabitants
Places with 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants
Places with 2,500 to 5,000 inhabitants
Places with 1,000 to 2,500 inhabitants
Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants
Unincorporated places (all less than 1,000 inhabitants)


As of the census of 2010,[4] there were 380,821 people residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 75.08% White, 4.88% African American, 6.95% Native American (a category that also includes Alaska Natives), 4.65% Asian, 0.78% Pacific Islander, 1.94% from other races, and 5.72% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.10% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $53,384, and the median income for a family was $60,311. Males had a median income of $43,287 versus $30,573 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $23,196.

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