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Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Population in 2010: 234. Population change since 2000: -6.0%
Males: 123  (52.6%)
Females: 111  (47.4%)

Median resident age:  49.2 years
Alaska median age:  36.1 years

Zip codes: 99645.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $69,285 (it was $36,429 in 2000)
Glacier View:

$69,285
Alaska:

$67,825
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $29,577

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $107,747 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Glacier View:

$107,747
Alaska:

$238,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $313,810; Detached houses: $317,099; Townhouses or other attached units: $277,628
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  • White alone - 216 (92.3%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (4.3%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (3.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Glacier View: 111.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.3%), Irish (17.2%), English (13.2%), Russian (10.1%), Danish (7.1%), Norwegian (5.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 448.2 square miles.

Population density: 0.5 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Glacier View:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 65.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Glacier View CDP:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 33.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.3%
  • Divorced: 26.2%

9 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 1.7% North America).

This place:  3.7%
Alaska:  6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,375 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $199 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (80.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2309.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Chickaloon, AK (5.0 miles ), Nelchina, AK (5.6 miles) , Sutton-Alpine, AK (6.2 miles ), Mendeltna, AK (6.7 miles) , Lazy Mountain, AK (6.8 miles ), Butte, AK (6.9 miles ), Buffalo Soapstone, AK (6.9 miles ), Knik River, AK (6.9 miles ).

Latitude: 61.82 N, Longitude: 147.71 W

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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
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (30%)
  • Construction (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (56%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

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Earthquake activity:

Glacier View-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 1697% 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 55.4 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 56.0 miles away from Glacier View center
On 9/7/1983 at 19:22:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MS) earthquake occurred 61.5 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 65.7 miles away from the city 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 47.0 miles away from Glacier View center
On 7/22/1999 at 05:35:18, a magnitude 5.6 (5.0 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.6 ML, 5.3 MW, Depth: 28.3 mi) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Glacier View:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 83 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 211 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1326 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1329 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1350 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1377 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1384 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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Notable locations in Glacier View: Meekins Roadhouse (A), Watchtower Inn (B), Sheep Mountain Lodge (C), Simpson Cabin (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Bug Lake (A), North Knob Lake (B), Hicks Lake (C), Hundred Mile Lake (D), Hunter Lake (E), Index Lake (F), Knob Lake (G), Lake Leila (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bitter Creek (A), Bonanza Creek (B), Camp Creek (C), Cascade Creek (D), Yellow Jacket Creek (E), Winding Creek (F), West End Creek (G), Tukmakna Creek (H), Trail Creek (I). 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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 18.2%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Glacier View compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below 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 (%)


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (51%)
  • Wood (49%)

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 Glacier View:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)

TV broadcast stations around Glacier View:

  • K08KM (Channel 8; SHEEP MOUNTAIN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K12NO (Channel 12; SHEEP MOUNTAIN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • TAHNETA PASS, At The End Of Alascom Road, Mile 115 Glenn Highway (Lat: 61.832222 Lon: -147.328889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.4 m, Call Sign: WQHB588
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/20/2007, Expiration Date: 06/20/2017, Certifier: Dean L Strid
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5764, Fax: (907) 269-5562, Email:
  • LIONS HEAD, Mile 106 Glenn Highway (Lat: 61.785000 Lon: -147.666111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 15.3 m, Call Sign: WQHB748
    Assigned Frequencies: 6375.14 MHz, 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/21/2007, Expiration Date: 06/21/2017, Certifier: Dean L Strid
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5764, Fax: (907) 269-5562, Email:



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$260,2502$214,735
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$168,100
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$203,770
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$98,910
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Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0002.00

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Glacier View on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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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