Gateway, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 5,552. Population change since 2000: +88.1%
Males: 2,773  (50.0%)
Females: 2,779  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  33.8 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99645.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $92,810 (it was $60,385 in 2000)
Gateway:

$92,810
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,817 (it was $24,548 in 2000)

Gateway CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $277,278 (it was $152,400 in 2000)
Gateway:

$277,278
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $272,529; Detached houses: $268,117; Mobile homes: $328,696

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,214.

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  • White alone - 4,788 (86.4%)
  • Two or more races - 256 (4.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 203 (3.7%)
  • Hispanic - 181 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 63 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 28 (0.5%)

Races in Gateway detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gateway: 105.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.5%), Irish (9.8%), English (7.9%), Norwegian (7.6%), French (4.0%), United States (3.9%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 16.3 square miles.

Population density: 341 people per square mile   (very low).

Gateway,AK real estate house value index trend

Gateway, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Gateway:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gateway CDP:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

186 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This place:  3.4%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,537 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,246 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (31.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2336.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lakes, AK (1.7 miles ), Palmer, AK (2.2 miles ), Farm Loop, AK (2.2 miles ), Wasilla, AK (2.6 miles ), Tanaina, AK (2.6 miles ), Fishhook, AK (2.6 miles ), Lazy Mountain, AK (2.8 miles ), Butte, AK (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 61.58 N, Longitude: 149.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Gateway household income distribution Gateway home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Gateway: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gateway, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Gateway-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 825% 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 66.4 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 144.2 miles away from Gateway center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 176.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 344.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 297.0 miles away from Gateway center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML) earthquake occurred 261.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Hospitals and medical centers near Gateway:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; WASILLA, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gateway:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 33 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 33 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 232 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1361 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1364 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1372 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1386 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Gateway: Four Corners (A), University of Alaska Experimental Farm (B), Providence Matanuska Health Care (C), Central Matanuska - Susitna Fire Department Station 51 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Kepler Lake (A), Echo Lake (B), Clear Lake (C), Loberg Lake (D), Bradley Lake (E), Klaire Lake (F), Canoe Lake (G), Irene Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Gateway: Kepler-Bradley Lakes State Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 111. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

111
U.S.:

74

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 21.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.98. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.2%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 4.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 30.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.0 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.9%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
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
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
2 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Gateway compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Gateway travel time to work - commute Gateway mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gateway CDP (based on Matanuska-Susitna Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.74%
Here: 27.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran Church
Adherents22.9%16.4%14.6%6.1%5.2%
Congregations9.2%9.2%12.3%1.5%3.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.3%4.2%3.5%2.9%20.0%
Congregations3.1%6.2%4.6%3.1%47.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

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%

8.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,807 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.76%
Alaska average:

8.87%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($389 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.09%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.70% ($54,662 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.26% ($47,420)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($41,194)


7.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($352 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.39% ($45,900 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.28% ($46,553)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.24% ($52,959)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gateway:

  • 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 Gateway:

  • 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)
  • KQEZ (92.1 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, 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.)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KEAG (97.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KWHL (106.5 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)
  • KATB (89.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMBQ (99.7 FM; WASILLA, AK; Owner: KMBQ CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Gateway:

  • 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.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MATSU COLLEG, 825 S. Baroness Lane (Lat: 61.575028 Lon: -149.247972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQRA937
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11115.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/08/2013, Expiration Date: 04/08/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

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
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$233,88418$229,531121$220,93210$64,6465$215,308
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$453,6700$05$237,6881$1,3500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$176,9038$210,82523$222,7752$140,2152$149,315
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$180,6602$245,71044$232,4271$204,2501$149,650
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$131,4507$212,1491$57,3000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0011.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$252,56313$238,6830$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$208,9701$213,690
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$563,5501$269,6400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$114,6000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0011.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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