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Anchorage, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Anchorage had a population of 2,417 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Anchorage is located at latitude 38.2698 and longitude -85.5376 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Anchorage (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 712 feet.

The City of Anchorage (GNIS ID: 2403096) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Anchorage is located within East Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Anchorage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anchorage: Hobbs Station.

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Anchorage, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,417
Daytime Population: Workers 825
Daytime Population: Residents 1,330
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,155
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 2,378
Population in Familes 2,183
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 817
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $130,630
Average Household Income $212,205
Per Capita Income $71,095


Total Housing Units 818 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 682 (83.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $610,612
Average Home Value $681,698


Total Households 777
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 643
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.4% 0.6%
Households 0.42% 0.61%
Families -0.57% 0.52%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.09%

Anchorage, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anchorage to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 142 74th
Population Density # 292 46th
Diversity Index # 142 74th
Median Household Income # 7 99th
Per Capita Income # 7 99th

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