Anchorage comes in at 64 on the list of Top 101 biggest cities of 2006.
By way of comparison, our population is greater than Buffalo NY, St. Petersburg MN, Norfolk VA, New Orleans LA, Baton Rouge LA, or Birmingham AL to name a few.
Anchorage seems so much smaller than the DC Metro area in which I was raised. It was surprising to find that we outrank other major metropolitan areas, some of which support professional sports teams.
I also found 4 Alaskan cities among the 100 shortest commuting times and 2 cities among the 100 longest commutes.
Of course, Alaska is large, but looking at the list of largest land area puts that fact in perspective. 24 cities in Alaska are in the top 100. And Alaska has the 3 largest cities in terms of land area.
Another interesting fact, Eielson AFB (near Fairbanks) is on the list of youngest cities and highest percentage of renters.
You can check out the Top 100 and Top 101 lists at city-data.com. Perusing the lists certainly piqued my interest.
Know any good websites with demographic maps, graphs or statistics?