Eagle River & Chugiak Residential Profile

This page contains the residential profile of the Eagle River and Chugiak region. Primary and secondary research and more detailed information about the cities within this region are provided below.


Overview

The Eagle River and Chugiak region, part of the Municipality of Anchorage, contains about 38,418 residents. 

Economy

Households in the Eagle River and Chugiak region have a median annual income of $78,238. The largest share (14.5%) of households have an income in the $75 - $100k range.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in the region, are:

  • "Management, Business, Science, Arts, Sales & Office"

  • "Service"

The largest percentage of workers are in:

  • Administrative jobs (14.3%)

  • Management (10.4%)

  • Sales (9.5%)

  • Food & Serving (6.6%).

Demographics

By age, in the Eagle River /Chugiak region:

  • Over 25% of the population in is under the age of 17.

  • Almost 37% of the population is 24 years of age and younger.

  • About 53% is 35 years of age and younger.

The most common racial or ethnic groups are white (63.9% of residents),  multiracial (8.2%), and Hispanic (8%).

Housing

Regarding housing, in the Eagle River / Chugiak region:

  • The median property value increased from $272,200 in 2014 to $283,000 in 2015.

  • The largest share of households have a property value in the $300 - $400k range (22%).

  • 64.7% of housing units are owner occupied, which is close to the national average (63.9%).


Secondary Research

This section presents information that has been collected through secondary research. All data is publicly available through the parties listed under each infographic. The infographics are grouped into one of the following categories: Economy, Demographic, or Housing.


Primary Research

This section presents information that has been collected from the MTA Regional Telecommunications Survey. All data is originally-sourced and tailored to the research objectives. The charts in this section are grouped into one of the following categories: Economy, Housing, or Internet & TV.

To view cross-tabulated data about Eagle River and Chugiak, return to the Overall Residential Profile.


Details by City

Eagle River

Eagle River is a community in the Municipality of Anchorage. It would be considered one of the larger cities in Alaska if it were not a part of the Municipality of Anchorage. It is located between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Chugach State Park.

ZIP code: 99577

Population: 28,565

Ages under 15: 24%
15 - 34: 32%
35 - 64: 38%
65 and over: 6%

Households: 9,612
Owner-occupied: 6,785
Renter-occupied: 2,404

GCI coverage: 95%
MTA coverage: 100%

Chugiak

Chugiak is a community in the Municipality of Anchorage. It is located between the Knik Arm to the west and the Chugach Mountains to the east and is between Eagle River and Eklutna.

ZIP code: 99567

Population: 9,853

Ages under 15: 23%
15 - 34: 27%
35 - 64: 41%
65 and over: 9%

Households: 3,372
Owner-occupied: 2,495
Renter-occupied: 796

GCI coverage: 98%
MTA coverage: 100%