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Welcome to Anchorage ...

The city of Anchorage is located in Jefferson County.

When the people of Anchorage refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Anchorageite or Anchoragite.<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Anchorage has a population of 2,420 people<2> (see below for details).

Anchorage is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Anchorage lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Anchorage and travel west, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Anchorage: (502)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Anchorage had a population of 2,348 people. This makes Anchorage the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Anchorage represents 0.05% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 131st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,348 people, the population of Anchorage increased 3.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,264 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Anchorage had an population of 2,420 people. This is an increase of 3.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.89% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Anchorage.

Communities near Anchorage ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Clarksville (IN)   [Map]   21,866   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jeffersonville (IN)   [Map]   46,960   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
New Albany (IN)   [Map]   36,732   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sellersburg (IN)   [Map]   8,659   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jeffersontown   [Map]   26,946   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Louisville   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Anchorage.

Communities Also Named Anchorage ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Anchorage - they are located in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Mississippi (2), New Jersey, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Anchorage.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anchorage. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anchorage. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anchorage.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Anchorage:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anchorage ...

Looking for more information about Anchorage? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Anchorage, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Anchorage.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Anchorage. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anchorage. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.loukymetro.org/

The official website for State of Kentucky: www.kentucky.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Anchorage refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Anchorage may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Anchorage.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anchorage - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Anchorage. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anchorage) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Anchorage. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anchorage

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchorage. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2691, Longitude: -85.5365     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anchorage have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Anchorage.



 
 
 

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