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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
About Anchorage...
Population
299,321

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$298,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,231
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Anchorage Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    721
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    172
    41
  • Robbery
    232
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    671
    500
  • Theft
    3,544
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    683
    284
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Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,862
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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What I love about Anchorage, Alaska is it's wide diversity of culture, activities, interests, and food. The town really comes to life when the snow melts and truly becomes the land of the midnight sun. There isn't a child (or adult) inside when the sun is out! Everyone gears up for fishing, camping, four wheeling, road trips, festivals, farmers markets, and so much more. The snow brings a calmness over the town until it builds up enough that the true Alaskans can dust off their snowboards and hit the slopes. Rain, hail, sun or snow, Anchorage is the place to be.
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Alaska is a beautiful state with lots of natural resources! Love the mountains, fresh air, beautiful blue/green waters, beautiful sceneries, the famous aroura beam, yummy berries, and so many others to list. There is not just beautiful things to see but lots of activities to do such as skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, hungting, etc... The only bad thing about Alaska is the amount of homeless people, too much alcohol and violence. If the crime is removed from Alaska, it will be the perfect place for everyone!
I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Throughout the years, I have gradually fallen in love with this small city. Not only does it have beautiful scenery, but a feeling of community that makes me feel proud to be a member of. There is many things to do, including skiing or snowboards out in Alyeska or berry picking Chugach State Park, or even taking a hike to see glaciers! I would highly recommend Anchorage, Alaska to anyone who has never experienced the Last Frontier!