About: Anchorage is a unified home rule municipality in the U.S. state of Alaska. With an estimated 298,192 residents in 2016, it is Alaska’s most populous city and contains more than 40 percent of the state’s total population; among the 50 states, only New York has a higher percentage of residents who live in its most populous city. Altogether, the Anchorage metropolitan area, which combines Anchorage with the neighboring Matanuska-Susitna Borough, had a population of 401,635 in 2016, which accounts for more than half of the state’s population.
Cost of Living: Anchorage is 1% higher than the Alaska average and 31% higher than the national average.
The Livability Scores of Anchorage City as given by:
- Areavibes: 59/100
- Homeyou: 8/10
- Livability: 32/100
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