Susitna, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 18. Population change since 2000: -51.4%
Males: (51.4%)
Females: (48.6%)
Median resident age:  62.2 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip code: 99695

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,681 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Susitna:

$31,681
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,612 (it was $17,355 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $328,077 (it was $182,100 in 2000)
Susitna:

$328,077
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
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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Susitna: 128.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (100.0%), Italian (27.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 158.2 square miles.

Population density: 0.1 people per square mile   (very low).

Susitna, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Susitna:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 96.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Susitna CDP:

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

2 residents are foreign born (5.4% Europe).

This place:

5.4%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Susitna CDP:  0.6% ($1,150)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (37.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2369.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Big Lake, AK (4.8 miles ), Willow, AK (4.9 miles ), Point MacKenzie, AK (5.0 miles) , Houston, AK (5.2 miles ), Skwentna, AK (5.6 miles) , Meadow Lakes, AK (5.6 miles ), Knik-Fairview, AK (5.7 miles ), Beluga, AK (5.9 miles) .

Latitude: 61.56 N, Longitude: 150.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Susitna household income distribution Susitna home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Susitna, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Susitna-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 831% 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 104.9 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 164.4 miles away from Susitna center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 169.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 325.5 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 332.5 miles away from Susitna center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 320.5 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Susitna:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 35 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 36 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 244 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1399 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1403 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1409 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1424 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Lakes: Otter Lake (A), Yensus Lake (B), Q'eyses Bena (C), T'eghes Untnu Bena (D), Leech Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trail Creek (A), Pierce Creek (B), Lower Sucker Creek (C), Granite Creek (D), Alexander Creek (E), Kala Ch'aq'a Betnu (F). 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 21.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 3.53. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.53
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 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%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Susitna compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

0.0
Alaska average:

10.4

Susitna travel time to work - commute Susitna mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Susitna 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 Susitna:

  • 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)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Susitna:

  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KFAT (92.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, 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.)
  • KNIK-FM (105.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UBIK CORPORATION)
  • KEAG (97.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KWHL (106.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KGOT (101.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASH-FM (107.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYMG (98.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQEZ (92.1 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Susitna:

  • 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.)
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