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2017 HUD Median Income for Alaska.
Median household income is used for a variety of reasons, including determining eligibility for low to moderate mortgage loans; also known as CRA (Community Reinvestment Act). Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac each have a special mortgage that is partially dependent on the household median income (i.e. Home Possible mortgage and the My Community Mortgage).

If you’re seeking a mortgage and your household income is at or below the amounts listed below, mention this to the banker or broker. The benefit may be a lower down payment, closing cost assistance, grant money, lower interest rate or lower mip/pmi.

The U.S. Census Bureau defines median household income as follows:

“Median income is the amount which divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount. Mean income (average) is the amount obtained by dividing the total aggregate income of a group by the number of units in that group. The means and medians for households and families are based on all households and families. Means and medians for people are based on people 15 years old and over with income”.


2017 HUD median income limits for Alaska counties and boroughs




80% of HUD Median Income
County Name MSA HUD AREA INCOME 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People 7 People 8 People
Aleutians East Borough Aleutians East Borough, AK 65,200 43,900 50,200 56,450 62,700 67,750 72,750 77,750 82,800
Aleutians West Census Area Aleutians West Census Area, AK 90,200 52,500 60,000 67,500 75,000 81,000 87,000 93,000 99,000
Anchorage Municipality Anchorage, AK HUD Metro FMR Area 89,000 47,600 54,400 61,200 68,000 73,450 78,900 84,350 89,800
Bethel Census Area Bethel Census Area, AK 53,900 47,350 54,100 60,850 67,600 73,050 78,450 83,850 89,250
Bristol Bay Borough Bristol Bay Borough, AK 95,000 47,600 54,400 61,200 68,000 73,450 78,900 84,350 89,800
Denali Borough Denali Borough, AK 105,800 49,250 56,250 63,300 70,300 75,950 81,550 87,200 92,800
Dillingham Census Area Dillingham Census Area, AK 59,100 43,900 50,200 56,450 62,700 67,750 72,750 77,750 82,800
Fairbanks North Star Borough Fairbanks, AK MSA 84,800 47,500 54,300 61,100 67,850 73,300 78,750 84,150 89,600
Haines Borough Haines Borough, AK 68,300 43,900 50,200 56,450 62,700 67,750 72,750 77,750 82,800
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, AK 61,500 43,900 50,200 56,450 62,700 67,750 72,750 77,750 82,800
Juneau City and Borough Juneau City and Borough, AK 101,500 47,850 54,650 61,500 68,300 73,800 79,250 84,700 90,200
Kenai Peninsula Borough Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK 79,800 44,700 51,100 57,500 63,850 69,000 74,100 79,200 84,300
Ketchikan Gateway Borough Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK 87,400 47,600 54,400 61,200 68,000 73,450 78,900 84,350 89,800
Kodiak Island Borough Kodiak Island Borough, AK 82,300 46,100 52,700 59,300 65,850 71,150 76,400 81,700 86,950
Lake and Peninsula Borough Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK 55,900 43,900 50,200 56,450 62,700 67,750 72,750 77,750 82,800
Matanuska-Susitna Borough Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK HUD Metro FMR Area 90,400 47,600 54,400 61,200 68,000 73,450 78,900 84,350 89,800
Nome Census Area Nome Census Area, AK 47,800 48,050 54,900 61,750 68,600 74,100 79,600 85,100 90,600
North Slope Borough North Slope Borough, AK 85,800 47,600 54,400 61,200 68,000 73,450 78,900 84,350 89,800
Northwest Arctic Borough Northwest Arctic Borough, AK 62,800 43,900 50,200 56,450 62,700 67,750 72,750 77,750 82,800
Petersburg Census Area Petersburg Census Area, AK 87,500 47,600 54,400 61,200 68,000 73,450 78,900 84,350 89,800
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK 61,500 43,900 50,200 56,450 62,700 67,750 72,750 77,750 82,800
Sitka City and Borough Sitka City and Borough, AK 82,300 46,100 52,700 59,300 65,850 71,150 76,400 81,700 86,950
Skagway Municipality Skagway Municipality, AK 87,000 47,600 54,400 61,200 68,000 73,450 78,900 84,350 89,800
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK 75,800 43,900 50,200 56,450 62,700 67,750 72,750 77,750 82,800
Valdez-Cordova Census Area Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AK 100,900 47,600 54,400 61,200 68,000 73,450 78,900 84,350 89,800
Wade Hampton Census Area Wade Hampton Census Area, AK 43,400 43,900 50,200 56,450 62,700 67,750 72,750 77,750 82,800
Wrangell City and Borough Wrangell City and Borough, AK 68,200 43,900 50,200 56,450 62,700 67,750 72,750 77,750 82,800
Yakutat City and Borough Yakutat City and Borough, AK 78,400 44,200 50,500 56,800 63,100 68,150 73,200 78,250 83,300
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK 49,600 43,900 50,200 56,450 62,700 67,750 72,750 77,750 82,800