Meadow Lakes, Alaska

Submit your own pictures of this place and show them to the World

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 7,570. Population change since 2000: +57.1%
Males: 3,941  (52.1%)
Females: 3,629  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99654.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $58,222 (it was $41,030 in 2000)
Meadow Lakes:

$58,222
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,930 (it was $17,295 in 2000)

Meadow Lakes CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $197,410 (it was $97,400 in 2000)
Meadow Lakes:

$197,410
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: $898.

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Meadow Lakes, AK (2013)

    Meadow Lakes races chart
    • 5,50181.7%White alone
    • 4616.8%American Indian alone
    • 3385.0%Two or more races
    • 2804.2%Hispanic
    • 881.3%Asian alone
    • 130.2%Black alone
    • 90.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Meadow Lakes: 109.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Meadow Lakes, AK forum
Recent posts about Meadow Lakes, Alaska on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users. Meadow Lakes is mentioned 26 times on our forum:
Big lake?  (11 replies)
Internet in Alaska  (10 replies)
any russians or ukranians in Alaska  (18 replies)
Mat-su valley  (5 replies)
new thread, finding housing and opinions  (61 replies)
Anyone in the "know" on what's being built out in the Valley?  (14 replies)

Latest news from Meadow Lakes, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (19.6%), Irish (11.8%), English (7.9%), United States (6.3%), Norwegian (5.4%), Swedish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 67.0 square miles.

Population density: 113 people per square mile   (very low).

Meadow Lakes,AK real estate house value index trend

Meadow Lakes, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Meadow Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Meadow Lakes CDP:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 1.5%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

101 residents are foreign born (0.8% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This place:

2.1%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,729 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,243 (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

Meadow Lakes household income distribution Meadow Lakes home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Meadow Lakes, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Meadow Lakes, Alaska average temperatures Meadow Lakes, Alaska average precipitation Meadow Lakes, Alaska humidity Meadow Lakes, Alaska wind speed Meadow Lakes, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Meadow Lakes-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 829% 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 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 147.0 miles away from Meadow Lakes center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 171.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 340.2 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 307.6 miles away from Meadow 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 273.5 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 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:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 29 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 30 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 233 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1372 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1376 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1383 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1397 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Click to draw/clear place borders

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

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 5.3 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 5.3 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 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Meadow Lakes and their reported violations in the past:

ALASKA R&R LAUNDRY & RV PARK (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.0%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.6% for American Indian 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

Meadow Lakes compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Meadow Lakes 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 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

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

Incident types - Meadow Lakes

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Meadow Lakes, AK

Meadow Lakes on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes)"
  • #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"
Cost of Living Calculator