Downtown Anchorage Demographics

Below is a collection of vital demographics for the Downtown area. These demographics should be useful for anyone interested in developing in Downtown. The following information comes from the Municipality of Anchorage "Neighborhood Sourcebook."

Downtown (zip code 99501)

  • Population 16,211
  • Median Age 37.1

Anchorage (all zip codes)

  • Population 260,283
  • Median Age 32.4

Young Adults (20-29 years) Living in Downtown

  • 17% of the total population
  • Sixth (6th) highest concentration of Young Adults in the Municipality

Baby Boomers (35-54) Living in Downtown

  • 33% of the total population
  • Eleventh (11th) highest concentration of Baby Boomers in the Municipality

Seniors (Age 65 & up) Living in Downtown

  • 13% of the total population
  • First (1st) highest concentration of Seniors in the Municipality

One-Person Households in Downtown

  • 46.1% of the total population
  • First (1st) highest concentration of One-Person Households in the Municipality

Other Demographics

  • Average household size – 2.0
  • Average family size – 2.9
  • Total housing units –8,054
  • Occupied housing units – 7,333
  • Vacant housing units – 721
  • Homeowner % vacant – 1.8
  • Rental % vacant – 5.6
  • Occupied housing units – 7,333
  • Owner-occupied housing units – 2,271
  • Renter-occupied housing units – 5,062
  • Avg. household size of owner units – 2.1
  • Avg. household size of rental units – 2.0