Living in Sitka, AK

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Sitka SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
6
Amenities
6
Education
8.5
Commute
10

Sitka, AK Crime Report

248
Total Crimes
2,887.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
12.43%
Above National Average

Sitka, AK Cost Of Living

136
Sitka's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average

Sitka, Alaska Info Snack

The City and Borough of Sitka (Tlingit: Sheetk√°), formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule (Russian: - or a, t Novoarkhangelsk), is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,881. In terms of land area, it is the largest city-borough in the U.S., with a land area of 2,870.3 square miles (7,434 square kilometres) and a total area (including water area) of 4,811.4 square miles (12,461 square kilometres); however, it is the smallest of Alaska's boroughs. Urban Sitka, the part that is usually thought of as the "city" of Sitka, is on the west side of Baranof Island.
Population
8,738
Unemployment
4.4%
Poverty
7.5%
Median Home
$349,300
Median Income
$71,534
Median Rent
$1,123

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Population over time in Sitka

Year Population % Change
2017 8,738 -0.8%
2016 8,810 -1.2%
2015 8,921 -0.2%
2014 8,943 -0.2%
2013 8,957 0.1%
2012 8,945 0.4%
2011 8,909 0.3%
2010 8,879 -0.2%
2009 8,894 -
Crime/100k Sitka AK USA
Violent Crime 244.5 885.0 368.9
Murder 0.0 6.4 5.0
Robbery 46.6 121.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 198.0 595.4 246.8
Property Crime 2643.2 3300.5 2199.5
Burglary 198.0 539.6 376.0
Larceny 2282.3 2219.0 1594.6
Car Theft 163.0 541.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Sitka

White
61.9% (5,409)
African American
1.0% (88)
American Indian
12.0% (1,045)
Asian
7.1% (619)
Hawaiian
0.1% (8)
Other
0.0% (3)
Two Or More
11.4% (1,000)
Hispanic
6.5% (566)
Race Sitka AK USA
White 61.9% 61.0% 61.1%
African American 1.0% 3.1% 12.3%
American Indian 12.0% 14.0% 0.7%
Asian 7.1% 6.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 1.2% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 11.4% 7.4% 2.4%
Hispanic 6.5% 6.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Sitka, Alaska

Less than $10,000
4.9% (42,450)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.3% (29,200)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.0% (60,854)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.8% (59,136)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.6% (84,165)
$50,000 to $74,999
21.1% (184,526)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.3% (133,732)
$100,000 to $149,999
19.2% (167,840)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.4% (64,535)
$200,000 or more
5.4% (47,358)
Income Sitka AK USA
Less than $10,000 4.9% 4.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.3% 3.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.0% 6.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.8% 7.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.6% 10.5% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 21.1% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.3% 14.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.2% 19.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.4% 9.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.4% 7.9% 7.0%

Gender in Sitka

Female
48.8% (4,267)
Male
51.2% (4,471)
Gender Sitka AK USA
Female 48.8% 47.8% 50.8%
Male 51.2% 52.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Sitka for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (262)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (349)
High School / GED
28.0% (2,446)
Some College
24.0% (2,097)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (786)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (1,747)
Master's Degree
8.0% (699)
Professional Degree
2.0% (174)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (174)
Education Sitka AK USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 28.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 27.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 18.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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