Anchorage is a large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 288,000 people and 56 constituent neighborhoods, Anchorage is the largest community in Alaska.
Anchorage is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Anchorage is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Anchorage who work in office and administrative support (12.88%), management occupations (10.35%), and sales jobs (9.14%).
Anchorage is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Anchorage, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Also of interest is that Anchorage has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Anchorage, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Anchorage is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Anchorage a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Anchorage is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Anchorage is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The population of Anchorage is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.11% of adults in Anchorage have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Anchorage in 2018 was $41,415, which is wealthy relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,660 for a family of four. However, Anchorage contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Anchorage is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Anchorage home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Anchorage residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Anchorage include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Anchorage is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.