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Census Data for Anchor Point ...

As far as we can tell, Anchor Point has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Anchor Point, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Homer5,631   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 Kachemak479   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 Seldovia276   S   24 miles [38.6 km]

Population Rings for Anchor Point ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Anchor Point and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Anchor Point. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Anchor Point, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
20 mi   [32 km]25,631+12.55%
30 mi   [48 km]35,907+12.34%

Miscellaneous Information for Anchor Point ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either or the community of Anchor Point:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Anchor Point:

GNIS ID for Anchor Point: 1412516

GNIS ID for Alaska: 1785533

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 02 (Alaska)

Place Code: 03110 (Anchor Point)

State & Place Code: 02/03110 (Alaska / Anchor Point)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Anchor Point is located in Census Region #4 (the West Region) and Division #9 (the Pacific Division).

The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Anchor Point, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Anchor Point. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Anchor Point: 99556<4>

Census ZCTA Codes ...

The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).

ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Anchor Point.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)


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

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Anchor Point. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anchor Point) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchor Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.7833, Longitude: -151.8423     [Map].

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<3>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<4>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Anchor Point or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Anchor Point.