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Population in 2010: 7,570. Population change since 2000: +57.1%
Males: 3,880  (51.3%)
Females: 3,690  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  34.6 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99654.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,761 (it was $41,030 in 2000)
Meadow Lakes:

$56,761
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,547

Meadow Lakes CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $204,050 (it was $97,400 in 2000)
Meadow Lakes:

$204,050
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $189,394; Detached houses: $202,315; Townhouses or other attached units: $158,578; In 2-unit structures: $345,141; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $121,266; Mobile homes: $89,892; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $49,885

Median gross rent in 2012: $864.

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  • White alone - 5,362 (83.7%)
  • Hispanic - 395 (6.2%)
  • Two or more races - 350 (5.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 234 (3.7%)
  • Asian alone - 53 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.06%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Meadow Lakes: 110.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.6%), Irish (11.3%), English (8.3%), United States (7.2%), Norwegian (5.9%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 67.0 square miles.

Population density: 113 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Meadow Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Meadow Lakes CDP:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

221 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

This place:  3.5%
Alaska:  6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,788 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,060 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (28.6 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2346.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Knik-Fairview, AK (2.2 miles ), Houston, AK (2.3 miles ), Wasilla, AK (2.3 miles ), Tanaina, AK (2.5 miles ), Big Lake, AK (3.2 miles ), Lakes, AK (3.2 miles ), Gateway, AK (3.5 miles ), Fishhook, AK (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 61.60 N, Longitude: 149.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Meadow Lakes-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 3449% 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 77.3 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 82.6 miles away from Meadow Lakes center
On 5/1/1991 at 07:18:43, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MB, Depth: 71.0 mi) earthquake occurred 90.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1983 at 19:22:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MS) earthquake occurred 83.1 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 19.4 miles away from Meadow Lakes 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 20.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Hospitals/medical centers near Meadow Lakes:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; WASILLA, AK)

Airports located in Meadow Lakes:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Meadow Lakes:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 30 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 233 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1372 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1376 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1397 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1423 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1430 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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Notable locations in Meadow Lakes: Pittman (A), Meadow Lakes Volunteer Fire Department 7 - 1 (B), Meadow Lakes Ambulance Service (C), Meadow Lakes Volunteer Fire Department 7 - 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Baptist Pond (A), Bruns Lake (B), Fuller Lake (C), Meadow Lakes (D), Beverly Lake (E), Bruce Lake (F), Cloudy Lake (G), Corcoran Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Moon Princess 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.8. This is better than average.
City:

23.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.94. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.94
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.0%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 3.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race 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:  70.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Meadow Lakes, AK

Meadow Lakes compared to Alaska state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Meadow Lakes travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Meadow Lakes CDP (based on Matanuska-Susitna Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.74%
Here27.7%
USA50.2%

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%

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 Meadow 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)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, 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.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Meadow Lakes:

  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KATB (89.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMBQ (99.7 FM; WASILLA, AK; Owner: KMBQ CORPORATION)
  • KJHA (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: EVANGELISTIC ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Meadow 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.)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • STA 72, 5182 N Pitman Road (Lat: 61.628667 Lon: -149.512417), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7.3 m, Overall height: 8.2 m, Call Sign: WQQN494
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz, 154.205 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2013, Expiration Date: 02/01/2023, Certifier: Carl Hereford
    Registrant: Procomm Alaska, 2100 E 63rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 261-2634, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Meadow Lakes, Site Is At Cul-De-Sac At The End Of Robin Lane (Lat: 61.576778 Lon: -149.656111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WPYS402
    Assigned Frequencies: 17830.0 MHz, 17890.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/14/2003, Expiration Date: 10/14/2013, Certifier: Lisa Phillips
    Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:



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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED107$200,20034$196,772230$197,25127$71,33119$188,2351$157,090
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$164,9803$202,51723$190,0535$68,7180$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$198,5978$179,23578$202,97814$40,52711$137,3952$58,820
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$192,1349$203,07672$215,5295$124,9546$210,6470$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$169,6401$180,04014$182,3485$134,1362$251,4150$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0007.00

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 ORIGINATED15$212,51211$193,0191$205,150
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$180,0423$248,9030$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$277,1174$256,7930$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$395,9503$181,4771$301,270
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0007.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 77
  • Hazardous Condition: 18
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 15

Incident types - Meadow Lakes


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  • #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)"
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