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Anchorage
  • City in Alaska

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Anchorage is a city in Alaska with a population of 293,531. Anchorage is in Anchorage Borough. Living in Anchorage offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Anchorage there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Anchorage. The public schools in Anchorage are above average.

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About Anchorage...
Population
293,531

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$314,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,320
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    829.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    11.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    187.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    215.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    588
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,141.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    532.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

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