Lakes, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 8,364. Population change since 2000: +24.7%
Males: 4,435  (53.0%)
Females: 3,929  (47.0%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99654.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $82,800 (it was $63,250 in 2000)
Lakes:

$82,800
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,299 (it was $23,485 in 2000)

Lakes CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $241,487 (it was $137,700 in 2000)
Lakes:

$241,487
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $267,511; Detached houses: $269,774; Townhouses or other attached units: $127,922; In 2-unit structures: $441,539; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $386,548; Mobile homes: $85,350

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,097.

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  • White alone - 7,722 (80.2%)
  • Two or more races - 741 (7.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 607 (6.3%)
  • Hispanic - 364 (3.8%)
  • Asian alone - 126 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 79 (0.8%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lakes: 105.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.3%), English (9.7%), Irish (9.5%), French (4.1%), United States (4.0%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 13.6 square miles.

Population density: 613 people per square mile   (low).

Lakes,AK real estate house value index trend

Lakes, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lakes CDP:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

385 residents are foreign born (1.2% North America, 0.4% Europe).

This place:  4.0%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,925 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,278 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (32.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2338.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Gateway, AK (1.7 miles ), Tanaina, AK (2.1 miles ), Fishhook, AK (2.2 miles ), Wasilla, AK (2.3 miles ), Farm Loop, AK (2.3 miles ), Palmer, AK (2.5 miles ), Buffalo Soapstone, AK (2.9 miles ), Lazy Mountain, AK (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 61.61 N, Longitude: 149.30 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,074 (-31.9%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 383 (8.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Lakes household income distribution Lakes 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 (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)

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

Average climate in Lakes, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lakes-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 69.0 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 142.8 miles away from Lakes center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 173.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 345.3 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 299.6 miles away from Lakes 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 263.5 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 Lakes:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; WASILLA, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lakes:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 34 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 34 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 230 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1363 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1367 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1375 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1388 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Lakes: Central Matanuska - Susitna Fire Department Station 65 (A), Central Matanuska - Susitna Fire Department Station 52 (B), LifeMed Alaska (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Anderson Lake (A), Mud Lake (B), Black Lake (C), Cottonwood Lake (D), Dry Lake (E), Finger Lake (F), Hart Lake (G), Wolf Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Cottonwood Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Lakes: Finger Lake State Recreation Site (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 5.0 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 3.2 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 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.6%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 18.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 1.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.6%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Lakes in 2010:

  • 34 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
29 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000
28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Lakes compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lakes 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 Lakes:

  • 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)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lakes:

  • KFAT (92.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNIK-FM (105.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UBIK CORPORATION)
  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KMBQ (99.7 FM; WASILLA, AK; Owner: KMBQ CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Lakes:

  • 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.)
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
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED67$208,57630$213,251244$210,19510$66,7001$1,242,7206$139,7180$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$181,37720$202,7674$31,2430$01$98,2900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$233,0986$186,29055$222,4005$53,6400$04$160,4301$61,080
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$205,8161$411,43081$197,0473$107,4200$04$193,7800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$91,2701$190,97020$214,9134$119,3580$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0010.00

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 ORIGINATED9$258,91919$261,0331$176,930
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$351,0502$245,7350$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$344,2633$262,8201$148,850
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$433,9001$181,8400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0010.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Mining (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes) (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #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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