Welcome to Anchorage.

We're glad you're here.
Here's a little bit about our town.

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Anchorage is home to 45% of the foreign-born population of Alaska.

 

25,213

Living in Anchorage

30,511

Living elsewhere 

55,724

Total Foreign-born Population

 

Alaska's foreign-born population live in communities across the state. Some of the largest foreign-born communities include Utqiaġvik, Kodiak, Fairbanks, Juneau and Bethel.

 
 

The Workforce

Foreign-born Anchorage residents are 8.5% of Anchorage's total population, but they are 10.3% of the city's entire workforce.

Recreation and Accommodation 19.2%
General Services 14.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 14.1%
Retail Trade 13.9%
Transportation & Warehousing 11.3%

 
 

Anchorage has 1,831 foreign-born entrepreneurs.

 

Foreign-born Anchorage residents are 11% more likely to start a business. The foreign-born community as a whole contributes billions to the economy.

 
 

$573 million

Spending Power

$163 million

State & Federal Taxes

$1.9 billion

Anchorage GDP

 
 
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The Founders

Anchorage Founders Project tells the stories of first-generation entrepreneurs who are planting their roots in Alaska's largest city.