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Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Population in 2010: 1,028. Population change since 2000: -3.7%
Males: 511  (49.7%)
Females: 517  (50.3%)

Median resident age:  40.3 years
Alaska median age:  36.1 years

Zip codes: 99645.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $86,402 (it was $55,234 in 2000)
Farm Loop:

$86,402
Alaska:

$67,825
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $36,033

Farm Loop CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $236,780 (it was $123,600 in 2000)
Farm Loop:

$236,780
Alaska:

$238,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $298,012; Detached houses: $338,375; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,363; Mobile homes: $119,674; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,488

Median gross rent in 2011: $943.

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  • White alone - 906 (88.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 43 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 41 (4.0%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.10%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.10%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Farm Loop: 109.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.8%), English (15.5%), Irish (10.4%), French (6.0%), Dutch (5.5%), Norwegian (4.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 8.84 square miles.

Population density: 116 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Farm Loop:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Farm Loop CDP:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

31 residents are foreign born (2.2% Asia, 0.8% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This place:  3.2%
Alaska:  6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $3,110 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,141 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (36.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2335.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Palmer, AK (1.4 miles ), Lazy Mountain, AK (1.8 miles ), Buffalo Soapstone, AK (2.1 miles ), Gateway, AK (2.2 miles ), Fishhook, AK (2.3 miles ), Lakes, AK (2.3 miles ), Butte, AK (2.6 miles ), Tanaina, AK (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 61.63 N, Longitude: 149.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

Farm Loop-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2886% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 7/12/1983 at 15:10:03, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.3 MS, 6.4 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 70.5 miles away from Farm Loop center
On 5/1/1991 at 07:18:43, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MB, Depth: 71.0 mi) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1983 at 19:22:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MS) earthquake occurred 71.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/1/1975 at 03:55:12, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 25.5 miles away from Farm Loop center
On 8/14/1984 at 01:02:08, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.4 MS, 5.7 ML) earthquake occurred 12.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Matanuska-Susitna Borough County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Farm Loop:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; PALMER, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Farm Loop:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 38 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 228 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1360 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1363 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1384 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1411 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1417 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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Notable locations in Farm Loop: Fishhook Junction (A), Palmer Fire Department Station 32 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Matanuska-Susitna Borough County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 20.7. This is significantly better than average.
City:

20.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 7.4%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.9%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Farm Loop, AK

7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Farm Loop compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Farm Loop travel time to work - commute


Farm Loop mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

28.7%
Alaska:

27.8%

11.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,822 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.14%
Alaska average:

9.33%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($493 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.15%
Alaska average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  4.83% ($52,567 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.35% ($45,270)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.27% ($54,529)


7.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($592 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.10%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.35% ($37,449 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.29% ($28,901)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.22% ($35,962)

Strongest AM radio stations in Farm Loop:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Farm Loop:

  • KFAT (92.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNIK-FM (105.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UBIK CORPORATION)
  • KGOT (101.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASH-FM (107.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KQEZ (92.1 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNBA (90.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSKA (91.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM., INC.)
  • KWHL (106.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KEAG (97.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYMG (98.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRUA (88.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K202CB (88.3 FM; PALMER, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K208BC (89.5 FM; PALMER, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Farm Loop:

  • KAKM (Channel 7; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KTUU-TV (Channel 2; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMO (Channel 13; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTVA (Channel 11; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K09JE (Channel 9; PALMER, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K66CF (Channel 66; PALMER, AK; Owner: NORTHERN TELEVISION, INC.)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$235,7931$311,8107$229,813
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$202,990
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$231,720
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$121,2703$221,950
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$136,300
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0003.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$132,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0003.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


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  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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