Gateway, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 5,552. Population change since 2000: +88.1%
Males: 2,783  (50.1%)
Females: 2,769  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99645.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $93,434 (it was $60,385 in 2000)
Gateway:

$93,434
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $36,012 (it was $24,548 in 2000)

Gateway CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $268,893 (it was $152,400 in 2000)
Gateway:

$268,893
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $239,067; Detached houses: $241,232; Townhouses or other attached units: $230,304; In 2-unit structures: $215,858; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $303,477; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,679; Mobile homes: $71,832; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,678

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,184.

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  • Races in Gateway, AK (2013)

    Gateway races chart
    • 4,66186.6%White alone
    • 2354.4%Two or more races
    • 2154.0%Hispanic
    • 1162.2%American Indian alone
    • 1031.9%Black alone
    • 400.7%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gateway: 101.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.9%), Irish (10.4%), English (8.3%), Norwegian (7.0%), United States (4.6%), French (3.3%).

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: 96.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gateway CDP:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

68 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.3% Latin America).

This place:

2.3%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,480 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,066 (0.8%)

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 September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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)
Gateway topographic map

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 2013 was 118. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

118
U.S.:

75

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 2013 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 4.34. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.34
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.7%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.1% for American Indian residents, 5.5% 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,07674
Other5,65019
Catholic3,3544
Mainline Protestant2,27117
Black Protestant1931
Orthodox1121
None62,339-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.0%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gateway:

46.7%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Gateway:

29.0
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gateway:

22.7%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gateway:

10.4%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gateway:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gateway:

34.5%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Gateway:

57.5%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.7%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gateway, AK Residents

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:

2
  • 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, 10995.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11115.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHzGrant Date: 04/08/2013, Expiration Date: 04/08/2023, Certifier: Charles ClearyRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • STATION 51, 1911 S Terrace Ct (Lat: 61.561500 Lon: -149.285639), Type: Mast, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQVH536, Licensee ID: L00670138
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6256.54 MHzGrant Date: 02/12/2015, Expiration Date: 02/12/2025, Certifier: Timothy DeyRegistrant: Matanuska-Susitna, Bourough Of, 350 E. Dahlia Ave, Palmer, AK 99645-6488, Phone: (907) 952-2463, 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (0%)

Gateway compared to Alaska state average:

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

Gateway on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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