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Anchorage, Alaska

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Pronunciation: AYNG-kor-ij   <1>

Time Zone: Anchorage lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT)

Telephone Area Code: (907)

ZIP Codes: 99501-99504, 99507-99524, 99599, 99695<2>

Elevation: 90 feet [27.43 m] above sea level<3>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Anchorage)


2019 Est:<4>     288,000   (1.31% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     291,826   (12.12% increase since 2000)
2000:     260,283

Total Area:<5>   1,961 sq. miles [5,079 km²]   - of which 13.07% is water (256.3 sq. miles [663.9 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   113,032

Websites for Anchorage

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<7>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen the following reference point for Anchorage:

Lat:   61.216600°   (or 61°12'59" N)

Lon:   -149.866900°   (or -149°52'0" W)

USGS Topo Map:   Anchorage A-8<8>

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Anchorage

GNIS ID:   1398242

FIPS State / Place Code:   02 / 03000

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Anchorage)

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From the US Census


2019 Est:     731,545   (3% increase since 2010)  
2010:     710,231   (13.29% increase since 2000)
2000:     626,932

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alaska

GNIS ID:   1785533

FIPS State:   02

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<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Anchorage. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<2>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Anchorage). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Anchorage or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Anchorage includes: 99501, 99502, 99503, 99507, 99508, 99509, 99510, 99511, 99512, 99513, 99514, 99515, 99516, 99517, 99518, 99519, 99520, 99521, 99522, 99523, 99599 & 99695.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anchorage - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Anchorage. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.
<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).
<7>Longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Anchorage, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.
<8>Name of the USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Anchorage.




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