Anchorage is a city in south central Alaska. Anchorage lies slightly further north than Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg on a strip of coastal lowland. Anchorage's area occupies 1,961.1 square miles. With a subarctic climate, Anchorage has an average summer daytime temperature between approximately 55 to 78 degrees and an average winter nighttime temperature between about 5 to 30 degrees.
The municipality of Anchorage is home to nearly two-fifths of the entire population of Alaska. At the 2000 census, Anchorage’s population was 260,283 people. The most ethnically diverse city in Alaska, Anchorage has a racial makeup that is 72.23% white, 7.28% Alaska Natives and American Indians, 5.55% Asian American, 5.84% African Americans, 5.69% are Hispanic, 0.93% Pacific Islanders, 2.19% are from other ethnic backgrounds, while 5.98% are made up of two or more racial groups. Students in the Anchorage School District speak 94 different languages.
Anchorage’s median income for a household is $55,546, and the median income for a family is $63,682. Anchorage’s per capita income is $25,287. In Anchorage, 5.1% of families and 7.3% of the population live below the poverty line.
A major port, Anchorage receives over 95% of all freight entering Alaska, along with being a hub of the Alaska Railroad. In summer, Anchorage becomes a major tourist destination in Alaska.
Anchorage health insurance and Anchorage life insurance depend on the medical care Anchorage citizens receive. Providence Alaska Medical Center is the largest hospital in Alaska and boasts the state’s most comprehensive range of services. Alaska Native Medical Center provides medical and therapeutic health care to 229 tribes of Alaska Natives.
Anchorage auto insurance and Anchorage home insurance depend on Anchorage’s crime rates. Anchorage’s violent crime rate is 735.6, and the property crime rate is 4,116.1.