Anchorage, AK Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 100,368 housing units in Anchorage. This represents a 6.6% growth from 94,153 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 96,039 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 4,329 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Anchorage is about 60%. Anchorage's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 5.5%. Average household size is 2.67 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Anchorage were built after 1977.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type3.10%
One Bedroom13.40%
Two Bedrooms28.40%
Three Bedrooms35.30%
Four Bedrooms16.30%
Five Bedrooms or more3.40%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.82
Median year structure was built1979
Median Value of occupied units$160,700
Median Price asked for vacant units$153,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.44
Median year structure was built1976
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$699

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.10%
Second Mortgage7%
Home Equity Loan4.60%
Simple Mortgage74.30%
Debt Free14%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs20.9%