Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Anchorage Alaska Real Estate

Anchorage, Alaska, is located in Anchorage County and lies 1434 miles northwest of Seattle, Washington. Anchorage has a population of 260,283. Its residents enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking through Prince William Sound, fly-fishing, skiing, and hiking and a relatively mild climate.

Anchorage is a historical and bustling city that serves as the transportation, banking, and business center of the state.  Notable structures include historic buildings such as Anchorage’s City Hall, built in 1936, as well as the 4th Avenue Theatre, an art deco style building dating from 1947 with stunning floor to ceiling bronze interior murals.

Anchorage, incorporated in 1920, is a relatively young city, and homes built in the 1950s almost enjoy historic status. Nevertheless, the city’s vibrancy has earned Anchorage the reputation as the new ‘in’ city for travelers to Alaska as well as new residents, who come for its excellent transportation system, mild weather, and central location.

Anchorage Homes

Anchorage properties pool is 94,822 residential properties including Anchorage new homes. The median age of real estate in Anchorage is 1977. The average Household size is 3.19 people. 4% are one bedroom homes, 19% are 2 bedroom homes, 46% are 3 bedroom homes, 24% are 4 bedroom homes, and 5% are 5+ bedroom homes.

Anchorage Mortgage Statistics

Homes With No Mortgage 14%
Homes With Mortgage 86%
First Mortgage Only  74%
First & Second Mortgage or HELOC 12%

Anchorage Area Real Estate Tax

Anchorage Real estate Tax: Median Real Estate Taxes (2000) were $2,523 comparing to 1999 Median Family income $ 63,682. Compare to USA median yearly Real Estate Tax $1,300 and USA median Family Income $42,000 (1999).

Anchorage School District: Children make up 29.1% of Anchorage population. Anchorage has 75,871 under 18 years old residents, or 0.58 kids per one worker, or 0.8 kids per one household.

Anchorage Real Estate & Anchorage Home Ownership

Most residents of this city have come from elsewhere in the United States.  Many came to work in the oil fields. Alaskan Native peoples comprise about 8% of the population. The city also has a growing population of Asian and Hispanic residents.

There are 21809.06 or 23% one person households, 30343.04 or 32% two person households, and 17067.96 or 18% three person households in Anchorage, Alaska. Median residents age is 32.4, Senior citizens (65+) make up 14,242 or 5.5%% of Anchorage population.

There are 131,228 workers (over 16 years of age) in Anchorage. Of these, 89% drive to work. Approximately 2.02% of workers in Anchorage take public transportation. An estimated 2.66% walk to work.

Median Anchorage homeowner's housing expenses are 20.9%

Crime in Anchorage (2003), crimes per 10,000 residents per year
Violent Crimes 67
Robberies 13.06
Aggravated Assaults  43.91
Property Crimes  449.74
Burglaries 54.48
Larceny-Thefts 349.27
Motor Vehicle Thefts 45.99

Invest in Anchorage Properties

When making a decision about buying real estate in Anchorage Alaska area, you should consider following statistical data:
Near Medium City        
Near Large City  Seattle, Washington
Anchorage Zip Codes  99501, 99502, 99503, 99504, 99505, 99506, 99507, 99508, 99513, 99515, 99516, 99517, 99518, 99529, 99530, 99540, 99599
Anchorage Area Codes 907
White population 72.23%
African-American population 5.84%
Asian 5.55%
American Indian & Alaskan
Hispanic (of any race) 5.69%
Median Family Income (1999) - $ 63,682%
Population Below Poverty Level - 7.18%

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