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Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Population in 2010: 1,479. Population change since 2000: +27.7%
Males: 758  (51.3%)
Females: 721  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  38.3 years
Alaska median age:  36.1 years

Zip codes: 99645.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $73,373 (it was $46,500 in 2000)
Lazy Mountain:

$73,373
Alaska:

$67,825
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $34,331

Lazy Mountain CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $256,849 (it was $109,300 in 2000)
Lazy Mountain:

$256,849
Alaska:

$238,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $268,971; Detached houses: $289,269; Townhouses or other attached units: $242,499; In 2-unit structures: $242,499; Mobile homes: $87,960

Median gross rent in 2011: $1,075.

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  • White alone - 1,120 (87.4%)
  • Two or more races - 54 (4.2%)
  • Hispanic - 49 (3.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 26 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 20 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 12 (0.9%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lazy Mountain: 109.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.4%), English (14.9%), Irish (10.8%), Dutch (4.2%), Scottish (4.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 35.5 square miles.

Population density: 42 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lazy Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
  • Unemployed: 14.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lazy Mountain CDP:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 0.6%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

22 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.7%
Alaska:  6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,557 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $2,263 (1.0%)

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

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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
  • Construction (36%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)

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Average climate in Lazy Mountain, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Lazy Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2766% 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 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 67.7 miles away from Lazy Mountain center
On 9/7/1983 at 19:22:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MS) earthquake occurred 69.3 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 28.2 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 12.9 miles away from Lazy Mountain 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 25.3 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).

Hospitals/medical centers near Lazy Mountain:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 2 miles away; PALMER, AK)

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

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 40 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 227 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1357 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1360 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1381 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1408 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1414 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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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 County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 20.7. This is significantly better than average.
City:

20.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 4.6%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 8.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lazy Mountain, AK

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:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above 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 (%)


Lazy Mountain travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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 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

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  • #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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