Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2022 Population
133,314
1.51% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Mary Peltola
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.8
0.923% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.6%
2.84% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$84,587
8.09% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$352,100
12.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK had a population of 133k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $84,587. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK declined from 135,364 to 133,314, a −1.51% decrease and its median household income grew from $78,257 to $84,587, a 8.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.79%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.58%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.47%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (6.59%).

19% of the households in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96% of the residents in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK are Alaska Career College (215 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK was $352,100, and the homeownership rate was 56.3%.

Most people in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK is home to a population of 133k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.5% of Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK residents were born outside of the country (14k people).

In 2022, there were 6.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (70.6k people) in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 11.4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK are Spanish (6,309 households), Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages (3,553 households), and Hmong (2,963 households).

Citizenship

96%
2022 Citizenship
95.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96% of Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    70.6k ± 2.06k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    11.7k ± 1.36k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    11.4k ± 1.19k
10.3%
Hispanic Population
13.8k people

In 2022, there were 6.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (70.6k people) in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 11.4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.3% of the people in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK are hispanic (13.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14k people
10.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14.4k people

As of 2022, 10.5% of Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK residents (14k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK was 10.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    6,309 households (5.14%)
  2. Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages
    3,553 households (2.9%)
  3. Hmong
    2,963 households (2.42%)

19% of the households in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK was Spanish. 5.14% of the households in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,383 ± 741
  2. Vietnam
    2,769 ± 500
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,427 ± 427

Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK employs 63.4k people. The largest industries in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK are Elementary & secondary schools (4,134 people), U. S. Air Force (3,437 people), and U. S. Army (3,330 people), and the highest paying industries are Insurance carriers ($170,263), Oil & gas extraction ($169,648), and Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers ($115,050).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
28,635
Women
44.6%
35,591
Men
55.4%

The workforce of Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK in 2020 was 64,226 people, with 44.6% woman, and 55.4% men.

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Occupations

63.4k
2022 Value
−2.03%
1 Year decline
± −2.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK declined at a rate of −2.03%, from 64.7k employees to 63.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK, are Military, rank not specified (2,097 people), Other managers (2,032 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,982 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

63.4k
2022 Value
−2.03%
1 Year decline
± −2.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK declined at a rate of −2.03%, from 64.7k employees to 63.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,134 people), U. S. Air Force (3,437 people), and U. S. Army (3,330 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK, though some of these residents may live in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,952
Median earning men ± $2,735
$42,779
Median earning women ± $2,155

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($115,650), Public Administration ($87,137), and Wholesale Trade ($80,574).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($87,762), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,736), and Public Administration ($58,057).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 317k people employed in Alaska. This represents a 3.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.7%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alaska went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.47%).

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing the state of Alaska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alaska

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Lisa Murkowski
Senator from Alaska3
Assumed office on December 20, 2002
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of her father Frank Murkowski, who was elected List of governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska.
Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing Alaska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK

Mary Peltola
Alaska at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK awarded 215 degrees. The student population of Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 36 male students and 232 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK are White (78 and 36.3%), followed by Asian (52 and 24.2%), Black or African American (25 and 11.6%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (24 and 11.2%).

The largest universities in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK by number of degrees awarded are Alaska Career College (215 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK are Medical Assistant (82 and 38.1%), Massage Therapy (45 and 20.9%), and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (37 and 17.2%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.958% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK in 2022 were Some college (28k), High School or Equivalent (25.7k), and Bachelors Degree (18k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK was $352,100 in 2022, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $313,200 to $352,100, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK is 56.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK is $84,587. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK was Anchorage Municipality (South) PUMA, AK with a value of $102,479, followed by Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK and Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, with respective values of $84,587 and $84,026.

Property

$352,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,650
$27,305
Median Property Taxes
±$1,350

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56.3%
Homeownership
2022
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.3% of the housing units in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK was Anchorage Municipality (South) PUMA, AK with a value of $102,479, followed by Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK and Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, with respective values of $84,587 and $84,026.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$84,587
Median Household Income
± $2,802
48.5k
Number of Households
± 1,802

In 2022, the median household income of the 48.5k households in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK grew to $84,587 from the previous year's value of $78,257.

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Wage Distribution

0.438
2022 Wage GINI in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK
0.445
2021 Wage GINI in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK

In 2022, the income inequality in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.49% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.3%)
  2. Carpooled (13.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.53%)

In 2022, 71.3% of workers in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.8%) and those who worked at home (7.53%).

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.4% of the workforce in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK (16.2k out of 129k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.9% of the population of Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 7.11% on Medicare, 17.7% on non-group plans, and 10.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Alaska see 1025 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.12% decrease from the previous year (1069 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 983 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 161 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,025 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alaska

Primary care physicians in Alaska see an average of 1,025 patients per year. This represents a 4.12% decrease from the previous year (1,069 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.2% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
36.2%
Employer Coverage
18.3%
Medicaid
7.11%
Medicare
17.7%
Non-Group
10.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK grew by 2.28% from 9.87% to 10.1%.

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