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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-

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%

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

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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Anchorage Reviews

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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!
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Anchorage is what I like to call a small city.
It tries to be a big city, but luckily it doesn't seem to suffer from the majority of the drawbacks of big city life; if you don't include the crime rate!

The best part about Anchorage is the beautiful sights Alaska as a whole has to offer, without having to live in an extremely rural area!
Many people living in the city take Alaska's breathe-taking views for granted. If you're any kind of outdoor enthusiast, you'll love all the adventures you Alaska has to offer.
One thing I love about Anchorage is the city feel, however a 30 minute drive and you feel like you are in the middle of Alaska! I also love how friendly the people in the city are. I also love the many dog parks. Being a dog owner there is nothing I love more than to meet friendly people and let my dog be social by playing with other dogs.

I would like to change the crime and alcoholism within my town. Anchorage was recently said be the most dangerous city in America due to the crime per capita. Feeling safe is something that is important to bringing a community together.