Knik River, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 744. Population change since 2000: +27.8%
Males: 360  (48.4%)
Females: 384  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99645.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,780 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Knik River:

$57,780
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,259 (it was $19,104 in 2000)

Knik River CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $190,886 (it was $112,900 in 2000)
Knik River:

$190,886
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $170,981; Detached houses: $180,000; Mobile homes: $68,588

Median gross rent in 2012: $772.

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Knik River races chart
  • White alone - 648 (87.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 25 (3.4%)
  • Hispanic - 23 (3.1%)
  • Black alone - 10 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Knik River: 110.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.0%), English (7.5%), Irish (6.1%), Norwegian (5.9%), Subsaharan African (5.9%), Italian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 90.4 square miles.

Population density: 8.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Knik River,AK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Knik River:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 21.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 49.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Knik River CDP:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

22 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe).

This place:  3.0%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,419 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,077 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (33.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2326.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Butte, AK (1.7 miles ), Palmer, AK (2.7 miles ), Lazy Mountain, AK (2.9 miles ), Gateway, AK (3.1 miles ), Farm Loop, AK (3.1 miles ), Lakes, AK (3.5 miles ), Buffalo Soapstone, AK (3.6 miles ), Fishhook, AK (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 61.51 N, Longitude: 149.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Knik River household income distribution Knik River 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 (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Information (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (16%)
  • Carpenters (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (19%)
  • Business operations specialists (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)

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

Average climate in Knik River, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Knik River-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 821% 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 56.9 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 146.3 miles away from Knik River center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 183.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 343.8 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 287.6 miles away from Knik River 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 252.5 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 Knik River:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; WASILLA, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Knik River:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 36 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 36 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 235 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1351 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1355 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1363 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1376 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Knik River: Eklutna Powerhouse (A), Butte Volunteer Fire and Rescue 2 - 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Barbel Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Hunter Creek (A). 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 16.2 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 2.1 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 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.3%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 38.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.9%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Knik River compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Knik River travel time to work - commute Knik River mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (54%)
  • Wood (33%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Coal or coke (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0%)
  • Other fuel (0%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Knik River 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 Knik River:

  • 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 Knik River:

  • 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)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, 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)
  • KNBA (90.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSKA (91.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM., INC.)
  • KEAG (97.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KATB (89.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K208BC (89.5 FM; PALMER, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM, INC.)
  • K202CB (88.3 FM; PALMER, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Knik River:

  • 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)
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 ORIGINATED13$257,3189$200,41754$193,5615$108,3241$192,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$241,6180$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$205,7151$260,38016$178,7603$70,5600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$225,2943$277,93325$207,2072$176,8950$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$201,2404$279,5051$19,8800$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0013.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$217,8903$245,303
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$301,6203$235,033
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$363,230
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0013.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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