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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Birchwood is a neighborhood in Anchorage, Alaska with a population of 2,251. Birchwood is in Anchorage Borough. In Birchwood, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Birchwood. The public schools in Birchwood are above average.
About Birchwood...
Population
2,251

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$339,474
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$817
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Birchwood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    447.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    40.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    570
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,140.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$130,252
National
$55,322
Families with Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Birchwood Reviews

2 reviews
Gorgeous, quiet, clean, true definition of Alaska.
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There are some curvy roads that can be dangerous in the winter, but most people take the proper precautions to stay safe.