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Population in 2010: 37. Population change since 2000: -66.7%
Males: 23  (62.2%)
Females: 14  (37.8%)

Median resident age:  52.8 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99667

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,410 (it was $16,250 in 2000)
Skwentna:

$21,410
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,828

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $297,010 (it was $162,500 in 2000)
Skwentna:

$297,010
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $315,359; Detached houses: $244,699; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $762,873

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Skwentna: 394.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Italian (150.0%), German (100.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 442.8 square miles.

Population density: 0.08 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Skwentna:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Skwentna CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 100.0%

8 residents are foreign born (7.2% Europe).

This place:  7.2%
Alaska:  6.4%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (68.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2400.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Susitna, AK (5.6 miles) , Petersville, AK (6.2 miles) , Trapper Creek, AK (6.5 miles ), Willow, AK (6.5 miles ), Y, AK (6.6 miles ), Talkeetna, AK (7.0 miles ), Big Lake, AK (7.1 miles ), Beluga, AK (7.2 miles) .

Latitude: 61.88 N, Longitude: 151.27 W

Skwentna household income distribution Skwentna home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)



Average climate in Skwentna, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Skwentna-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2929% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1991 at 07:18:43, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MB, Depth: 71.0 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 47.1 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 50.3 miles away from Skwentna center
On 7/4/1996 at 11:39:39, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 ML, 5.4 MW, Depth: 33.9 mi) earthquake occurred 14.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1987 at 02:01:38, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB) earthquake occurred 35.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/2/1992 at 18:03:44, a magnitude 5.5 (5.5 MB, 5.5 MW, Depth: 46.0 mi) earthquake occurred 8.3 miles away from Skwentna center
On 12/29/1974 at 18:25:00, a magnitude 5.6 (5.6 MB) earthquake occurred 33.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Airports located in Skwentna:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Skwentna:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 68 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 232 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1429 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1433 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1454 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1480 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1487 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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Notable location: Skwentna (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Fish Lakes (A), Bulchitna Lake (B), Eightmile Lake (C), Hewitt Lake (D), Onestone Lake (E), Sevenmile Lake (F), Shell Lake (G), Whiskey Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bottle Creek (A), Talachulitna River (B), Skwentna River (C), Shell Creek (D), Red Creek (E), Lake Creek (F), Kahiltna River (G), Johnson Creek (H), Indian Creek (I). Display/hide their locations 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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%

Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Skwentna compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Skwentna travel time to work - commute


Skwentna mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (57%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)

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Religion statistics for Skwentna 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 Skwentna:

  • 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)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KL0PR, Licensee ID: L00270906
    Grant Date: 04/30/2008, Expiration Date: 07/29/2018, Certifier: Joyce A Logan
    Registrant: Joyce A Logan, 100 Happiness Ln, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Call Sign: KL0PS, Licensee ID: L00592798
    Grant Date: 04/30/2008, Expiration Date: 07/29/2018, Certifier: John A Logan
    Registrant: John A Logan, 100 Happiness Ln, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Call Sign: KL7EKF, Licensee ID: L00844616
    Grant Date: 03/18/1996, Expiration Date: 03/18/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2008
    Registrant: Myles C Yerkes Iii, Box 36, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Call Sign: NL7BW
    Grant Date: 04/10/1998, Expiration Date: 04/10/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2010
    Registrant: Larry C Asplund, Towhead Lake, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Call Sign: NL7BZ, Licensee ID: L01390370
    Grant Date: 04/15/2008, Expiration Date: 04/10/2018, Certifier: Beth L Asplund
    Registrant: Beth L Asplund, Towhead Lake, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Call Sign: WA0PMR, Licensee ID: L00557158
    Grant Date: 02/26/2004, Expiration Date: 05/24/2014, Certifier: Steven T Schmit
    Registrant: Steven T Schmit, Skwentna, AK 99667

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 221BC , Serial Number: 18-5570, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne Fiorina, General Delivery, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-14 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 4255E , Serial Number: 14-58, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1955
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert B Carpenter, Gen Del, Skwentna, AK 99667, Other Owners: Mary E Carpenter
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/30/1981
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7145R , Serial Number: 28-21851, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/10/1966
    Registrant (Individual): John M Little, 19 Duke Of Na Ct, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 89138 , Serial Number: 8146, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 01/07/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Unknown, Skwentna, AK 99667



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$192,030
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
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