Alaska Affordable Communities to Rent

Legend for Rent/Income ratios
*Low Vacancy 28% or less 29-30% 31‑32% 33‑34% 35% or more

2020 Median Rent to Income by Communities in Alaska

We have organized the results by most affordable communities regardless of size. You can compare the cost of living along with availability of housing and employment in each community. Conditions may change in the economy and housing market of a local community since the census data we use is from the latest five year community survey from 2020. Use the information for ideas on where to look and investigate further for communities in Alaska that maybe of interest to you. We are showing you monthly figures for median rent to renters median household income.
*We do not display counties where the vacancy rate is below 1.5% or in very few cases where renter household income is not available.

2020 United States Median Rent

LocationMonthly RentHousehold IncomeRent / IncomeVacancy**2020 Unemployment
United States$1,096$3,51231.2%5.8%8.1%
Source: US Census Bureau - ACS 5 Yr 2020
**Bureau of Labor Statistics - Annual Unemployment Average for 2020

2020 Alaska Median Rent

LocationMonthly RentHousehold IncomeRent / IncomeVacancy**2020 Unemployment
Alaska$1,240$4,62426.8%7.6%8.2%
Source: US Census Bureau - ACS 5 Yr 2020
**Bureau of Labor Statistics - Annual Unemployment Average for 2020

Communities in Alaska

RankStateCountyPopulation Monthly RentHousehold
Income
Rent /
Income
Vacancy**2020
Unemployment
1AKHaines Borough2,547$695$5,00013.9%5.5%15.6%
2AKMatanuska-Susitna
Borough
1,156$775$4,72216.4%20.7%8.3%
3AKNorthwest
Arctic
Borough
9,375$1,050$6,05317.3%4.9%12.0%
4AKBristol
Bay
Borough
739$1,208$6,50518.6%14.5%7.4%
5AKCopper
River
Census
Area
2,894$757$4,05618.7%9.5%0.0%
6AKAleutians
East
Borough
3,389$1,087$5,78118.8%5.8%4.0%
7AKAleutians
West
Census
Area
5,708$1,476$7,40819.9%3.1%4.5%
8AKSoutheast
Fairbanks
Census
Area
1,300$1,090$5,20820.9%8.4%7.4%
9AKYakutat Borough597$1,071$4,91621.8%13.0%8.5%
10AKHoonah-Angoon
Census
Area
2,135$1,009$4,47922.5%9.6%13.5%
11AKDenali Borough2,502$819$3,64622.5%9.1%15.7%
12AKPetersburg
Census
Area
7,709$1,286$5,59523.0%2.6%8.7%
13AKChugach
Census
Area
6,495$1,147$4,88723.5%15.5%0.0%
14AKNorth
Slope
Borough
10,009$1,232$5,07724.3%2.7%5.9%
15AKJuneau Borough32,099$1,262$5,10624.7%3.3%6.6%
16AKSitka Borough6,338$801$3,14525.5%11.9%6.9%
17AKDillingham
Census
Area
4,934$997$3,81926.1%4.3%8.2%
18AKLake
and
Peninsula
Borough
8,298$710$2,72126.1%3.5%9.4%
19AKKenai
Peninsula
Borough
58,809$1,072$4,09026.2%7.2%9.1%
20AKYukon-Koyukuk
Census
Area
5,305$823$3,10026.5%10.1%12.1%
21AKSkagway
Municipality
8,569$1,159$4,35926.6%4.5%21.5%
22AKWrangell
City
and
Borough
2,510$868$3,22926.9%12.6%8.4%
23AKKodiak
Island
Borough
13,383$1,412$5,21727.1%5.9%6.2%
24AKFairbanks
North
Star
Borough
98,455$1,297$4,76827.2%9.0%6.4%
25AKAnchorage
Borough
292,090$1,310$4,81127.2%8.0%7.4%
26AKKetchikan
Gateway
Borough
13,833$1,188$3,89930.5%7.7%9.6%
27AKBethel
Census
Area
18,263$1,368$4,45830.7%5.3%11.6%
28AKNome Census Area107,360$1,115$3,49831.9%6.6%10.5%
29AKPrince
of
Wales-Hyder
Census
Area
3,278$931$2,68934.6%15.2%9.2%
Source: US Census Bureau - ACS 5 Yr 2020
**Bureau of Labor Statistics - Annual Unemployment Average for 2020

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