The 10 Most Boring Places In Alaska For 2023

The most boring places in Alaska are Wrangell and Dillingham for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

There’s no denying it: there are plenty of places in Alaska that are downright beautiful and full of excitement.

Unfortunately, not all towns and cities in Last Frontier are so lucky.

Just like in all U.S. States, there are definitely some boring places within Alaska’s’ borders. You know the places where everyone has an AARP card and the most exciting thing they do all day is post a picture of their grandchild on Facebook.

Like Wrangell, for instance. In our latest analysis, we found that this city was the most boring city in all of Oklahoma according to Saturday Night Science. But don’t feel bad if you’re a resident of Wrangell. There are plenty of other boring, lackluster places in Alaska as well.

Here they are. Try not to jump out of your seat with excitement.

The 10 Most Boring Places In Alaska

  1. Wrangell
  2. Dillingham
  3. Juneau
  4. Sitka
  5. Valdez
  6. Cordova
  7. Unalaska
  8. Kotzebue
  9. Seward
  10. Nome

Don’t freak out, in fact, believe it not, a boring city is actually one a lot of people would like to call home.

Before you get all upset if your city’s name is on the list, rest assured that we didn’t use personal opinion when it comes to what classifies a city or town as “boring” or “exciting”. We crunched actual numbers to figure out which towns are statistically more boring.

Showing this data to you is the kind of thing that a real estate agent knows, but would never share.

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Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Most Boring Places In Alaska For 2023

Wrangell, AK

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Population: 2,134
Average Age: 48.9
% Married: 16.0%
More on Wrangell: Data | Crime | Real Estate

Dillingham, AK

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Population: 2,175
Average Age: 32.3
% Married: 22.0%
More on Dillingham: Data | Crime | Real Estate

Juneau, AK

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Population: 32,108
Average Age: 39.0
% Married: 12.0%
More on Juneau: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Sitka, AK

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Population: 8,462
Average Age: 39.5
% Married: 9.0%
More on Sitka: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Valdez, AK

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Population: 3,935
Average Age: 38.8
% Married: 11.0%
More on Valdez: Data | Crime | Real Estate

Cordova, AK

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Population: 2,507
Average Age: 36.9
% Married: 17.0%
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Unalaska, AK

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Population: 4,342
Average Age: 38.7
% Married: 1.0%
More on Unalaska: Data | Crime | Real Estate

Kotzebue, AK

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Population: 3,088
Average Age: 31.2
% Married: 20.0%
More on Kotzebue: Data | Crime | Real Estate

Seward, AK

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Population: 2,768
Average Age: 43.8
% Married: 7.0%
More on Seward: Data | Crime | Real Estate

Nome, AK

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Population: 3,710
Average Age: 31.0
% Married: 21.0%
More on Nome: Data | Crime | Real Estate

Methodology: How we determined the boring cities in the Last Frontier

You would present the following case to your friends if you were argueing with them at a bar about the most boring place to live in Alaska. And that’s why we call it Saturday Night Science.

Because our data speaks more truth than feelings.

To figure out how boring a place is, we factored in things we generally think make people exciting, and then we figure out which cities have the least number of those exciting people.

We used the U.S. American Community Census data to gather the information presented here. HSome of the things people tend to think of as making a city’s population boring include:

  • % of Population Over 25 (higher is more boring)
  • % of Married Household (higher is more boring)
  • Average Age (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households With Kids (higher is more boring)
  • Population density (lower is more boring)

Then, our algorithm generates a ranking for each place in these categories. After crunching the numbers, all of the cities ranked from most boring to most exciting.

For this ranking, we used every Alaska city with at least 2,000 residents. This keeps us from prejudicing our rankings by including very small pockets of retired people.

Grab your rocker and hold on.

We updated this article for 2023, and it’s our tenth time ranking the most boring cities in Alaska.

There You Have It – Now That You’re Asleep

On a ranking like this, there are usually no winners, but since Alaska isn’t necessarily the most boring state in the United States, the cities on this ranking can at least take solace that there are, in fact, more boring cities in the country.

If you’re also curious enough, here are the most exciting places in Alaska, according to science:

  1. Fairbanks
  2. Palmer
  3. Ketchikan

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Detailed List Of The Most Boring Cities In Alaska For 2023

Rank City Population Average Age % Married % Kids
1 Wrangell, AK 2,134 48.9 16.0% 20.4%
2 Dillingham, AK 2,175 32.3 22.0% 46.7%
3 Juneau, AK 32,108 39.0 12.0% 28.1%
4 Sitka, AK 8,462 39.5 9.0% 28.3%
5 Valdez, AK 3,935 38.8 11.0% 33.5%
6 Cordova, AK 2,507 36.9 17.0% 24.8%
7 Unalaska, AK 4,342 38.7 1.0% 35.0%
8 Kotzebue, AK 3,088 31.2 20.0% 41.7%
9 Seward, AK 2,768 43.8 7.0% 24.4%
10 Nome, AK 3,710 31.0 21.0% 44.0%
11 Bethel, AK 6,312 30.8 24.0% 35.7%
12 Kodiak, AK 5,584 41.1 4.0% 36.1%
13 Kenai, AK 7,477 34.2 12.0% 30.4%
14 Wasilla, AK 9,267 35.9 12.0% 30.6%
15 Homer, AK 5,623 40.8 7.0% 19.4%
16 North Pole, AK 2,816 28.4 17.0% 45.8%
17 Soldotna, AK 4,394 37.1 9.0% 26.0%
18 Ketchikan, AK 8,168 37.0 11.0% 27.4%
19 Palmer, AK 6,091 31.2 11.0% 33.3%
20 Fairbanks, AK 32,496 28.1 8.0% 33.6%
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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One thought on “The 10 Most Boring Places In Alaska For 2023

  1. The person who wrote this is halarious and correct on a lot of things but there isn’t a house that is more then 2 miles from the other in Wrangell,… A few of my neighbors I wouldn’t mind some more distance from!

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