Seward, AK

Census Place

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2022 Population
2,768
5.89% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Mary Peltola
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.8
0.69% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.09%
39.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$77,850
3.73% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$271,000
12.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Seward, AK had a population of 2.77k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $77,850. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Seward, AK grew from 2,614 to 2,768, a 5.89% increase and its median household income grew from $75,050 to $77,850, a 3.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Seward, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (12.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.82%), White (Hispanic) (5.06%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (4.95%).

None of the households in Seward, AK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.7% of the residents in Seward, AK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Seward, AK are Alaska Vocational Technical Center (92 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Seward, AK was $271,000, and the homeownership rate was 65.1%.

Most people in Seward, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 9.54 minutes. The average car ownership in Seward, AK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Seward, AK is home to a population of 2.77k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.88% of Seward, AK residents were born outside of the country (218 people).

In 2022, there were 5.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.82k people) in Seward, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 347 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 161 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.7% of Seward, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Seward, AK was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Seward, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.82k ± 337
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    347 ± 227
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    161 ± 209
6.47%
Hispanic Population
179 people

In 2022, there were 5.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.82k people) in Seward, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 347 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 161 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.47% of the people in Seward, AK are hispanic (179 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Seward, AK as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.88%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
218 people
5.97%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
156 people

As of 2022, 7.88% of Seward, AK residents (218 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Seward, AK was 5.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    124 ± 88
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    25 ± 41
  3. Korea
    7 ± 17

Seward, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Seward, AK employs 1.09k people. The largest industries in Seward, AK are Public Administration (207 people), Construction (189 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (144 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($111,176), Educational Services ($85,117), and Public Administration ($80,170).

Occupations

1.09k
2022 Value
± 302
7.5%
1 Year growth
± 35.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Seward, AK grew at a rate of 7.5%, from 1.01k employees to 1.09k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seward, AK, are Community & Social Service Occupations (130 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (113 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (100 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seward, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.09k
2022 Value
± 302
7.5%
1 Year growth
± 35.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Seward, AK grew at a rate of 7.5%, from 1.01k employees to 1.09k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seward, AK, are Public Administration (207 people), Construction (189 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (144 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seward, AK, though some of these residents may live in Seward, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,656
Median earning men ± $21,338
$49,500
Median earning women ± $27,643

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($86,309), Public Administration ($66,625), and Construction ($48,412).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,278) and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($32,195).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 317k people employed in Alaska. This represents a 3.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.7%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alaska.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alaska went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.47%).

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing the state of Alaska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Seward, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alaska

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Lisa Murkowski
Senator from Alaska3
Assumed office on December 20, 2002
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of her father Frank Murkowski, who was elected List of governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska.
Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing Alaska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Seward, AK

Mary Peltola
Alaska at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Seward, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Seward, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Seward, AK awarded 92 degrees. The student population of Seward, AK in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 140 male students and 62 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Seward, AK are White (48 and 52.2%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (17 and 18.5%), Two or More Races (11 and 12%), and Unknown (11 and 12%).

The largest universities in Seward, AK by number of degrees awarded are Alaska Vocational Technical Center (92 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Seward, AK are Diesel Mechanics Technology (16 and 17.4%), Construction Engineering Technology (12 and 13%), and General Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science (12 and 13%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.495% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.397% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (168k), Some college (147k), and Bachelors Degree (98.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Seward, AK was $271,000 in 2022, which is 0.961 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $241,600 to $271,000, a 12.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Seward, AK is 65.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Seward, AK have an average commute time of 9.54 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Seward, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$271,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,073
$662
Median Property Taxes
±$206

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Rent vs Own

65.1%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.1% of the housing units in Seward, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Seward, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$77,850
Median Household Income
± $23,714
1.02k
Number of Households
± 262

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.02k households in Seward, AK grew to $77,850 from the previous year's value of $75,050.

The following chart displays the households in Seward, AK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Seward, AK is from Alaska.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.437
2021 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2022, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.308% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (55.5%)
  2. Carpooled (17.6%)
  3. Walked (9.35%)

In 2022, 55.5% of workers in Seward, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (17.6%) and those who walked to work (9.35%).

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Commute Time

9.54 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seward, AK have a shorter commute time (9.54 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Seward, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Seward, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Seward, AK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.09% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seward, AK (138 out of 2.27k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Seward, AK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85% of the population of Seward, AK has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 7.76% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK see 1305 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.88% decrease from the previous year (1330 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1449 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 311 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,305 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK

Primary care physicians in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK see an average of 1,305 patients per year. This represents a 1.88% decrease from the previous year (1,330 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 14.8% between 18 and 34 years, 43.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 54.8% were men and 45.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

15%
Uninsured
50.3%
Employer Coverage
14.7%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
7.76%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seward, AK declined by 17.5% from 18.2% to 15%.

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