Lazy Mountain, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 1,479. Population change since 2000: +27.7%
Males: 712  (48.2%)
Females: 767  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  31.8 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99645.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $82,491 (it was $46,500 in 2000)
Lazy Mountain:

$82,491
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,316 (it was $22,789 in 2000)

Lazy Mountain CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $265,868 (it was $109,300 in 2000)
Lazy Mountain:

$265,868
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: $1,191.

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  • Races in Lazy Mountain, AK (2013)

    Lazy Mountain races chart
    • 1,36586.6%White alone
    • 915.8%Two or more races
    • 483.0%Black alone
    • 372.3%Hispanic
    • 201.3%American Indian alone
    • 130.8%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lazy Mountain: 110.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.2%), English (13.2%), Irish (9.7%), French (4.2%), Scottish (3.4%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 35.5 square miles.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (very low).

Lazy Mountain,AK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Lazy Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lazy Mountain CDP:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 0.8%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

39 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 0.6% North America).

This place:

3.4%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,009 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,202 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (38.2 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2333.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Palmer, AK (1.7 miles ), Farm Loop, AK (1.8 miles ), Buffalo Soapstone, AK (2.3 miles ), Butte, AK (2.3 miles ), Gateway, AK (2.8 miles ), Sutton-Alpine, AK (2.8 miles ), Fishhook, AK (2.8 miles ), Knik River, AK (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 61.63 N, Longitude: 149.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Lazy Mountain household income distribution Lazy Mountain home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Lazy Mountain, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lazy Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 822% 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 63.1 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 138.9 miles away from Lazy Mountain center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 175.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 350.3 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 293.6 miles away from Lazy Mountain 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 255.4 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 Lazy Mountain:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WASILLA, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lazy Mountain:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 40 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 40 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 227 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1357 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1360 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1368 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1381 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable location: Palmer Fire Department Station 33 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wolverine Lake (A), Upper Rainbow Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Wolverine 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 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

74

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 21.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 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 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.0%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.3% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.6%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
30 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
20 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Lazy Mountain compared to Alaska state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Alaska average:

10.4

Lazy Mountain travel time to work - commute Lazy Mountain mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lazy Mountain 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%

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 Lazy Mountain:

  • 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.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • 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 Lazy Mountain:

  • K202CB (88.3 FM; PALMER, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K208BC (89.5 FM; PALMER, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KNBA (90.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSKA (91.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM., INC.)
  • KYMG (98.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEAG (97.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lazy Mountain:

  • K66CF (Channel 66; PALMER, AK; Owner: NORTHERN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K09JE (Channel 9; PALMER, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
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 ORIGINATED5$257,7003$231,59321$191,7192$104,3151$74,260
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$186,1350$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$158,4800$06$183,6171$81,5400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$216,9501$321,17010$199,5351$136,2800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$215,3250$00$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 ORIGINATED1$167,8601$283,460
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$116,1801$271,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
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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