Anchorage AK

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Anchorage, AK Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Anchorage Housing Market Information

With a population of 294,356, 106,012 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $299,745, Anchorage real estate is some of the most expensive in Alaska, although Anchorage home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Anchorage, accounting for 48.31% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Anchorage include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.32%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 16.48%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 12.50%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Anchorage are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 58.48% owning and 41.52% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Anchorage built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Anchorage built between 1940-1969 ( 17.80%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 15.33%).

Anchorage Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Anchorage have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 17.39%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Anchorage house appreciation rate of 1.62%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Anchorage's appreciation rate, at 2.72%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Anchorage's appreciation rate has been 3.30%, which annualizes to a rate of 13.86%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Anchorage's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Alaska, our data show that Anchorage's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Alaska.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Anchorage differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Anchorage - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Anchorage real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,077,000 0.6
$807,001 - $1,077,000 1.7
$538,001 - $807,000 7.1
$431,001 - $538,000 11.5
$323,001 - $431,000 25.0
$215,001 - $323,000 32.2
$108,001 - $215,000 13.6
$54,001 - $108,000 2.4
$0 - $54,000 6.0

Very High for AK
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
19.6905109489051 14.0625

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Anchorage Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q1 - 2019 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q2
93.30% 3.44%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,652 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.48
Renters 41.52
Vacant 8.41

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Anchorage HOMES
2000 or Newer 15.3
1970 - 1999 66.5
1940 - 1969 17.8
1939 or Older 0.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 48.3
Townhomes 12.5
Small Apt. Buildings 16.5
Apt. Complexes 18.3
Mobile Homes 4.3
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.40
1 Bedroom 10.01
2 Bedrooms 27.49
3 Bedrooms 37.44
4 Bedrooms 18.49
5 or more bedrooms 4.17