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Welcome to Anchorage ...
The coastal city of Anchorage is located at the head of Cook Inlet.
The pronunciation of Anchorage: AYNG-kor-ij<1>
When the people of Anchorage refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Anchorageite or Anchoragite.<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Anchorage has a population of 294,356 people<3> (see below for details).
Anchorage was established in 1914.
The community of Anchorage is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Anchorage lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time
Anchorage is located in the (907) area code.
The ZIP codes for Anchorage: 99501-99504, 99507-99524, 99599, 99695<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Anchorage had a population of 291,826 people.
The population of Anchorage represents 41.09% of the population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 291,826 people, the population of Anchorage increased 12.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 260,283 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Anchorage had an population of 294,356 people. This is an increase of 0.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.09% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Anchorage.
Communities near Anchorage ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Anchorage and not the distance if driven.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, 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 Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, 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 for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Anchorage:
Websites 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Anchorage, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Anchorage.
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This page was last modified: 05 Feb 2019