Alaska Rental Costs and Vacancy Rates, All Units, Selected Areas, 2010 – 2018

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2018

Survey AreaAverage Rent ($) Median Rent ($)Number of Units Vacancy Rate (%) Percentage of Units with Utilities Included in Contract Rent
ContractAdjustedContractAdjustedSurveyedVacant HeatLightHot WaterWaterGarbageSewerSnow
Municipality of Anchorage 1,124 1,266 1,045 1,197 8,210 509 6.2 75.8 22.1 78.7 48.7 94.8 48.4 91.2
Fairbanks North Star Borough 1,048 1,217 1,000 1,133 2,941 402 13.7 91.2 15.6 78.8 91.6 84.0 92.7 78.5
City and Borough of Juneau 1,183 1,330 1,100 1,261 989 41 4.1 54.9 22.1 51.0 99.2 91.9 98.1 81.1
Kenai Peninsula Borough 897 1,074 850 987 1,113 119 10.7 66.2 24.5 62.9 86.4 76.2 84.1 78.7
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 1,043 1,170 1,034 1,125 383 42 11 78.6 38.1 65.8 53.8 51.4 54.6 72.1
Kodiak Island Borough 1,282 1,414 1,300 1,370 502 45 9 75.7 7.4 70.9 96.2 96.2 94.8 65.7
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1,079 1,248 995 1,139 1,162 85 7.3 50.4 10.6 49.5 92.1 86.3 76.2 70.7
City and Borough of Sitka 1,072 1,399 950 1,300 348 20 5.7 37.4 10.1 36.8 13.5 20.4 23.0 58.3
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1,230 1,379 1,113 1,300 418 19 4.5 68.4 29.2 57.4 83.0 81.6 83.3 82.1
Wrangell-Petersburg 756 976 700 912 154 20 13 46.1 10.4 33.1 40.3 44.8 40.3 50.6
Survey Total 1,104 1,256 1,030 1,178 16,629 1,318 7.9 73.7 19.7 71.4 66.9 86.9 65.9 83.1

2017

Survey AreaAverage Rent ($) Median Rent ($)Number of Units Vacancy Rate (%) Percentage of Units with Utilities Included in Contract Rent
ContractAdjustedContractAdjustedSurveyedVacant HeatLightHot WaterWaterGarbageSewerSnow
Municipality of Anchorage 1,143 1,269 1,066 1,200 8,306 422 5.1 75.0 21.8 78.9 48.9 94.6 48.9 87.6
Fairbanks North Star Borough 1,066 1,208 1,010 1,120 3,001 367 12.2 89.4 15.1 76.8 91.2 83.5 90.8 77.0
City and Borough of Juneau 1,174 1,305 1,100 1,243 1,003 57 5.7 54.7 21.9 51.8 99.3 93.4 96.6 80.6
Kenai Peninsula Borough 891 1,054 850 987 1,107 125 11.3 66.1 27.8 63.3 86.4 72.7 85.3 74.6
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 1,006 1,110 1,000 1,096 473 47 9.9 79.9 29.2 73.8 47.1 43.1 47.8 73.2
Kodiak Island Borough 1,302 1,433 1,300 1,433 375 26 6.9 76.0 10.4 68.5 96.8 94.4 96.8 65.9
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1,103 1,253 975 1,105 1,212 92 7.6 51.3 16.5 50.1 89.7 64.8 85.9 70.0
City and Borough of Sitka 1,039 1,319 900 1,227 345 26 7.5 36.2 9.3 36.2 13.3 19.7 22.3 54.5
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1,179 1,337 1,100 1,252 258 12 4.7 70.2 33.7 60.5 77.5 77.1 77.5 79.5
Wrangell-Petersburg 744 944 700 886 158 20 12.7 44.3 8.9 31.0 41.1 46.2 40.5 52.5
Survey Total 1,111 1,245 1,030 1,157 16,654 1,222 7.3 73.2 20.1 71.6 66.3 84.5 65.9 80.7

2016

Survey AreaAverage Rent ($) Median Rent ($)Number of Units Vacancy Rate (%) Percentage of Units with Utilities Included in Contract Rent
ContractAdjustedContractAdjustedSurveyedVacant HeatLightHot WaterWaterGarbageSewerSnow
Municipality of Anchorage 1,135 1,259 1,075 1,214 8,215 311 3.8 76.7 22.4 80.1 48.7 95.0 48.7 88.0
Fairbanks North Star Borough 1,049 1,199 1,000 1,115 2,955 330 11.2 89.9 15.8 79.0 92.6 84.6 92.0 80.5
City and Borough of Juneau 1,185 1,333 1,100 1,253 1,062 35 3.3 52.0 19.7 47.5 99.0 90.7 98.1 78.9
Kenai Peninsula Borough 888 1,059 850 992 1,000 88 8.8 67.1 23.5 64.3 86.8 72.6 85.7 76.5
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 990 1,122 984 1,094 389 36 9.3 74.8 33.9 67.6 50.6 48.3 50.6 69.4
Kodiak Island Borough 1,288 1,448 1,250 1,419 363 29 8 75.5 9.1 67.8 97.8 96.7 97.8 67.5
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1,076 1,224 900 1,072 1,134 41 3.6 47.6 10.6 46.2 90.8 70.9 83.1 70.2
City and Borough of Sitka 979 1,230 900 1,163 276 23 8.3 39.5 8.7 40.6 13.0 22.5 26.1 66.7
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1,189 1,365 1,100 1,300 237 14 5.9 65.8 34.2 56.1 78.5 75.9 78.5 77.2
Wrangell-Petersburg 700 888 700 865 134 13 9.7 53.0 14.2 44.0 46.3 49.3 43.3 54.5
Survey Total 1,100 1,238 1,050 1,175 16,025 931 5.8 73.8 19.9 72.4 66.9 86.4 66.4 82.1

2015

Survey AreaAverage Rent ($) Median Rent ($)Number of Units Vacancy Rate (%) Percentage of Units with Utilities Included in Contract Rent
ContractAdjustedContractAdjustedSurveyedVacant HeatLightHot WaterWaterGarbageSewerSnow
Municipality of Anchorage 1,141 1,255 1,091 1,189 8,247 323 3.9 79.1 24.2 79.0 48.7 94.8 48.8 91.2
Fairbanks North Star Borough 1,054 1,217 1,000 1,113 3,034 485 16 88.1 16.6 77.4 91.7 84.2 91.9 79.8
City and Borough of Juneau 1,151 1,300 1,100 1,201 1,084 37 3.4 53.8 21.5 48.8 98.9 91.1 98.0 76.4
Kenai Peninsula Borough 859 992 839 940 1,043 71 6.8 64.0 20.1 61.1 86.6 72.0 84.7 76.6
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 960 1,077 967 1,000 422 56 13.3 79.4 32.9 69.9 50.5 45.5 50.9 70.1
Kodiak Island Borough 1,277 1,446 1,215 1,419 390 18 4.6 73.6 6.7 67.2 97.7 96.9 97.4 65.6
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1,069 1,214 900 1,044 1,198 40 3.3 47.8 9.8 46.0 90.0 62.2 92.0 69.3
City and Borough of Sitka 965 1,208 890 1,136 298 26 8.7 37.2 8.1 38.9 11.1 20.8 21.1 60.4
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1,128 1,289 1,100 1,202 236 8 3.4 70.8 32.2 61.0 76.7 75.4 76.3 80.5
Wrangell-Petersburg 685 869 700 853 132 5 3.8 52.3 14.4 46.2 50.8 51.5 45.5 50.8
Survey Total 1,097 1,229 1,030 1,152 16,379 1,096 6.7 74.6 20.6 71.4 67.0 85.2 67.2 83.1

2014

Survey AreaAverage Rent ($) Median Rent ($)Number of Units Vacancy Rate (%) Percentage of Units with Utilities Included in Contract Rent
ContractAdjustedContractAdjustedSurveyedVacant HeatLightHot WaterWaterGarbageSewerSnow
Municipality of Anchorage 1,135 1,250 1,075 1,178 8,389 269 3.2 78.3 23.5 79.1 49.2 94.6 49.4 89.9
Fairbanks North Star Borough 1,060 1,224 1,000 1,138 2,885 450 15.6 88.3 15.5 77.9 90.0 81.4 89.5 76.2
City and Borough of Juneau 1,117 1,259 1,050 1,173 1,000 34 3.4 57.6 22.1 53.7 98.6 93.6 97.0 78.4
Kenai Peninsula Borough 831 974 795 909 1,022 68 6.7 60.3 19.6 57.8 84.1 69.7 82.7 74.4
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 912 1,044 900 944 394 41 10.4 75.1 29.9 64.0 42.6 37.3 42.9 66.0
Kodiak Island Borough 1,251 1,395 1,200 1,350 349 20 5.7 79.9 7.7 73.4 98.0 97.7 97.7 72.5
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1,022 1,166 850 1,017 1,018 54 5.3 50.1 11.5 47.2 88.4 65.2 89.9 67.6
City and Borough of Sitka 955 1,203 890 1,136 291 21 7.2 38.8 7.9 38.1 8.9 19.9 19.9 60.8
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1,120 1,306 1,000 1,202 231 8 3.5 62.8 31.6 54.5 74.9 73.6 74.5 77.5
Wrangell-Petersburg 687 873 700 822 143 8 5.6 56.6 11.9 42.0 44.8 44.8 43.4 44.8
Survey Total 1,082 1,215 1,010 1,146 15,889 988 6.2 74.5 20.4 71.8 65.2 84.8 65.3 81.8

2013

Survey AreaAverage Rent ($) Median Rent ($)Number of Units Vacancy Rate (%) Percentage of Units with Utilities Included in Contract Rent
ContractAdjustedContractAdjustedSurveyedVacant HeatLightHot WaterWaterGarbageSewerSnow
Municipality of Anchorage 1,119 1,229 1,050 1,154 7,886 259 3.3 76.7 23.2 77.7 46.3 94.8 46.4 89.4
Fairbanks North Star Borough 1,036 1,185 995 1,104 2,912 268 9.2 90.4 15.7 81.4 90.9 83.3 90.1 77.3
City and Borough of Juneau 1,053 1,179 1,000 1,100 936 33 3.5 59.7 23.9 56.9 99.1 94.4 98.6 79.7
Kenai Peninsula Borough 795 955 775 900 1,017 47 4.6 58.9 0.2 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 927 1,057 900 995 407 40 9.8 77.9 30.7 64.9 43.7 35.9 42.8 62.9
Kodiak Island Borough 1,230 1,402 1,160 1,365 400 18 4.5 73.0 7.5 67.0 95.3 94.8 95.5 68.5
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 984 1,108 830 940 916 47 5.1 56.0 12.6 52.6 89.1 68.4 90.8 67.5
City and Borough of Sitka 906 1,129 850 1,092 308 26 8.4 42.2 13.3 43.8 15.3 24.4 24.7 64.0
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1,077 1,207 1,000 1,150 161 15 9.3 80.1 37.9 68.9 80.7 78.3 79.5 83.2
Wrangell-Petersburg 698 886 700 861 152 12 7.9 50.7 9.2 44.7 44.1 42.1 38.8 48.0
Survey Total 1,061 1,187 1,000 1,119 15,314 789 5.2 74.8 20.3 72.4 64.3 85.5 64.3 81.5

2012

Survey AreaAverage Rent ($) Median Rent ($)Number of Units Vacancy Rate (%) Percentage of Units with Utilities Included in Contract Rent
ContractAdjustedContractAdjustedSurveyedVacant HeatLightHot WaterWaterGarbageSewerSnow
Municipality of Anchorage 1,076 1,178 995 1,109 7,910 205 2.6 78.7 24.5 79.1 54.3 93.0 93.9 84.9
Fairbanks North Star Borough 1,013 1,120 975 1,045 2,962 245 8.3 88.1 12.6 78.6 90.0 82.3 89.0 78.0
City and Borough of Juneau 1,039 1,155 980 1,066 1,009 32 3.2 60.8 26.4 56.3 97.8 93.7 95.9 79.2
Kenai Peninsula Borough 771 908 750 865 903 50 5.5 61.9 24.5 62.7 86.3 74.8 84.6 78.1
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 915 1,029 900 972 437 36 8.2 80.1 31.8 68.4 53.1 50.8 52.9 67.3
Kodiak Island Borough 1,193 1,371 1,145 1,357 385 9 2.3 74.8 5.5 67.0 93.8 95.1 94.5 71.4
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 959 1,080 850 1,004 940 33 3.5 56.5 13.3 54.0 88.8 69.7 90.2 69.0
City and Borough of Sitka 903 1,103 850 1,039 313 24 7.7 43.5 14.4 45.7 17.3 25.2 25.9 61.7
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1,086 1,228 1,000 1,150 161 5 3.1 78.3 38.5 65.8 80.7 79.5 79.5 83.9
Wrangell-Petersburg 676 862 650 861 158 7 4.4 52.5 8.9 46.2 46.2 44.3 41.8 50.0
Survey Total 1,029 1,141 975 1,065 15,417 676 4.4 75.8 20.8 73.0 68.6 84.9 88.7 79.9

2011

Survey AreaAverage Rent ($) Median Rent ($)Number of Units Vacancy Rate (%) Percentage of Units with Utilities Included in Contract Rent
ContractAdjustedContractAdjustedSurveyedVacant HeatLightHot WaterWaterGarbageSewerSnow
Municipality of Anchorage 1,059 1,158 975 1,085 7,750 177 2.3 78.6 23.1 77.7 53.3 94.0 94.8 86.5
Fairbanks North Star Borough 988 1,119 950 971 3,206 264 8.2 87.0 23.4 77.2 88.8 81.9 87.1 78.9
City and Borough of Juneau 1,046 1,158 975 1,072 1,141 36 3.2 62.2 29.8 55.3 98.1 94.9 96.1 80.3
Kenai Peninsula Borough 750 873 725 835 804 66 8.2 60.0 20.0 62.4 84.3 73.8 81.6 77.4
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 880 1,007 850 944 408 47 11.5 82.4 31.6 65.9 38.7 37.5 46.3 54.9
Kodiak Island Borough 1,088 1,217 1,045 1,172 343 7 2 81.0 8.2 74.1 94.5 94.8 93.9 73.5
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 923 1,046 850 898 885 43 4.9 56.2 11.3 51.0 88.4 72.0 88.0 69.4
City and Borough of Sitka 878 1,084 800 1,035 304 25 8.2 43.1 14.5 45.1 13.5 23.4 23.7 55.6
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1,041 1,156 995 1,090 163 2 1.2 79.1 38.0 66.3 78.5 77.3 77.3 80.4
Wrangell-Petersburg 670 846 650 861 162 5 3.1 53.1 8.0 46.9 48.8 46.9 44.4 48.8
Survey Total 1,011 1,123 950 1,042 15,431 678 4.4 76.2 22.6 72.2 68.0 85.4 88.6 80.5

2010

Survey AreaAverage Rent ($) Median Rent ($)Number of Units Vacancy Rate (%) Percentage of Units with Utilities Included in Contract Rent
ContractAdjustedContractAdjustedSurveyedVacant HeatLightHot WaterWaterGarbageSewerSnow
Municipality of Anchorage 1,016 1,116 950 1,042 7,944 145 1.8 76.9 24.6 77.4 54.2 92.3 93.4 84.4
Fairbanks North Star Borough 974 1,108 950 1,064 3,107 155 5 89.0 17.9 78.5 91.7 82.8 88.8 78.3
City and Borough of Juneau 1,046 1,149 990 1,052 1,159 48 4.1 61.7 29.5 55.5 97.2 93.3 94.5 80.5
Kenai Peninsula Borough 756 893 725 844 957 82 8.6 60.0 17.8 57.3 82.7 72.0 78.7 73.9
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 878 1,006 870 1,000 435 52 12 82.5 21.1 61.1 38.4 37.5 45.1 57.5
Kodiak Island Borough 1,158 1,318 1,190 1,367 297 4 1.3 67.3 10.1 68.0 91.6 91.9 91.2 60.6
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 882 1,004 795 865 900 48 5.3 59.0 11.8 55.8 88.8 73.9 87.9 70.3
City and Borough of Sitka 913 1,132 850 1,069 293 23 7.8 33.1 14.3 37.2 17.1 12.6 13.3 48.1
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1,039 1,154 963 1,084 188 12 6.4 78.2 36.2 67.0 75.5 73.9 73.9 78.7
Wrangell-Petersburg 636 820 650 780 181 8 4.4 58.6 7.2 51.4 46.4 43.1 40.9 51.4
Survey Total 982 1,096 910 1,035 15,742 614 3.9 75.1 21.7 71.7 68.6 84.1 87.3 79.0

Note: Areas or bedroom sizes for which six units or fewer were collected during the survey are not reported for confidentiality purposes.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section and the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Rental Market Survey