The 10 Alaska Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Alaska that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2021.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our third time ranking the cities in Alaska with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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The Latino and Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That's the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census's race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted Alaska? Where cities and towns in Alaska have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 35.1% increase in the Hispanic population in Alaska.

The 10 Cities In Alaska With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

  1. Fairbanks
  2. Anchorage
  3. Juneau
  4. Sitka
  5. Wasilla
  6. Kenai
  7. Ketchikan
  8. Palmer
  9. Bethel
  10. Kodiak

What's the city in Alaska with the largest hispanic/latino population? Fairbanks took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Alaska for 2021.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Alaska ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Hispanic, check out the best places to live in Alaska or the safest places in Alaska.

Fairbanks, AK

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6
/10

Population: 31,551
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.96%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,143
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.01%
More on Fairbanks: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Anchorage, AK

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6
/10

Population: 293,531
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.17%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 26,927
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.33%
More on Anchorage: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Juneau, AK

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7
/10

Population: 32,227
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.78%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,186
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.73%
More on Juneau: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sitka, AK

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8
/10

Population: 8,640
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.76%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 584
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.03%
More on Sitka: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wasilla, AK

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5
/10

Population: 10,071
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 667
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.59%
More on Wasilla: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kenai, AK

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4
/10

Population: 7,742
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 505
Percent Change Since 2010: 71.77%
More on Kenai: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ketchikan, AK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,228
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.25%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 514
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.37%
More on Ketchikan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Palmer, AK

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,131
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.17%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 440
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.32%
More on Palmer: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bethel, AK

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,472
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.04%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 391
Percent Change Since 2010: 101.55%
More on Bethel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kodiak, AK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,022
% Hispanic/Latino: 5.81%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 350
Percent Change Since 2010: -46.48%
More on Kodiak: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Alaska With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across Alaska.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 6,000 people. That left us with 10 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 10.0% to 5.8%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Fairbanks took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Kodiak was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Alaska ranked by population of Hispanic or Latino residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Alaska

If you're looking for a breakdown of Latino populations across Alaska according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Hispanic or Latino places in Alaska:

  1. Kodiak
  2. Bethel
  3. Palmer

For more Alaska reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Alaska

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Fairbanks 9.96% 31,551
2 Anchorage 9.17% 293,531
3 Juneau 6.78% 32,227
4 Sitka 6.76% 8,640
5 Wasilla 6.62% 10,071
6 Kenai 6.52% 7,742
7 Ketchikan 6.25% 8,228
8 Palmer 6.17% 7,131
9 Bethel 6.04% 6,472
10 Kodiak 5.81% 6,022

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