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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 2019, Anchorage has a population of 288,790 people<3> (see below for details).
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>
The community of Anchorage was established in 1914.
Websites for Anchorage ...
Chamber of Commerce: www.anchoragechamber.org/
Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Anchorage, the following might be of interest:
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Anchorage had an population of 288,790 people. This is a decrease of 1.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.95% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Anchorage had a population of 291,826 people.
The population of Anchorage represents 41.09% of the total 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 (which had a count of 260,283 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Anchorage.
Communities Also Named Anchorage ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
Communities near Anchorage ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Anchorage.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anchorage. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Anchorage.
We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anchorage. Our list includes 57 papers. See our Newspapers 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 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.
Adding Anchorage to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Anchorage in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Anchorage was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>
For more details, see References and Mentions for Anchorage.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 31 May 2023