Anchorage is a consolidated city-county located in the central-south part of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the northernmost city in the country with more than 100,000 inhabitants and the largest community in North America located above the 60th parallel.
With 291 826 residents in 2010 (and 380 821 residents in its metropolitan area, which combines Anchorage and the adjoining Borough of Matanuska–Susitna) makes it the most populated city in Alaska and constitutes 40% of the total population of the state; among the country’s 50 states, only New York has a higher percentage of residents living in the state’s most populous city. It is located on the Inland coast of Cook Cove. The city has been named “All-America City” four times, in 1956, 1965, 1984/1985 and in 2002 by the National Civic League. It has also been named by Kiplinger as the most tax friendly city in the United States.