Sutton-Alpine, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 1,447. Population change since 2000: +34.0%
Males: 1,022  (70.7%)
Females: 425  (29.3%)
Median resident age:  37.9 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99674.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,503 (it was $35,652 in 2000)
Sutton-Alpine:

$44,503
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,191 (it was $20,436 in 2000)

Sutton-Alpine CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $154,889 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
Sutton-Alpine:

$154,889
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $188,540; Detached houses: $203,322; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,034; Mobile homes: $103,930

Median gross rent in 2012: $948.

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  • White alone - 1,000 (73.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 281 (20.6%)
  • Two or more races - 61 (4.5%)
  • Hispanic - 40 (2.9%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.1%)

Races in Sutton-Alpine detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sutton-Alpine: 106.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.6%), Irish (12.3%), Norwegian (5.1%), English (4.5%), United States (2.6%), Italian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 151.3 square miles.

Population density: 9.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Sutton-Alpine,AK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Sutton-Alpine:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 52.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sutton-Alpine CDP:

  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

26 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.9%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,712 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $750 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (46.2 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2333.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lazy Mountain, AK (2.8 miles ), Buffalo Soapstone, AK (2.8 miles ), Farm Loop, AK (3.2 miles ), Palmer, AK (3.3 miles ), Butte, AK (3.5 miles ), Fishhook, AK (3.6 miles ), Chickaloon, AK (3.8 miles ), Knik River, AK (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 61.71 N, Longitude: 148.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Sutton-Alpine household income distribution Sutton-Alpine home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Art and design workers (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)

Work and jobs in Sutton-Alpine: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sutton-Alpine, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Sutton-Alpine-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 819% 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 63.6 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 131.6 miles away from Sutton-Alpine 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 358.1 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 293.4 miles away from Sutton-Alpine 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 251.6 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 Sutton-Alpine:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 48 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 48 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 220 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1355 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1358 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1367 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1380 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Sutton-Alpine: Elks Campground (A), Moose Creek (B), Sutton Fire Department (C), Palmer State Correctional Center (D), Sutton Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Kleinsmith Lake (A), Elks Lake (B), Coyote Lake (C), Chain Lakes (D), Ruby Lake (E), Seventeenmile Lake (F), Slipper Lake (G), Wishbone Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Buffalo Creek (A), Eska Creek (B), Young Creek (C), Moose Creek (D), Little Granite Creek (E), Knob Creek (F), Doone Creek (G), Kings River (H), Iron Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Sutton-Alpine: Coyote Lake Park (1). 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 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

74

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 21.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 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 10.7 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 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.6%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.4% for American Indian residents, 34.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.6%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
482 people in state prisons in 2010
378 people in state prisons in 2000

Sutton-Alpine compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sutton-Alpine travel time to work - commute Sutton-Alpine mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57%)
  • Wood (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Electricity (0%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sutton-Alpine CDP (based on Matanuska-Susitna Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.74%
Here: 27.7%
USA: 50.2%

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%

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 Sutton-Alpine:

  • 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)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sutton-Alpine:

  • 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)
  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KQEZ (92.1 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K202CB (88.3 FM; PALMER, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K208BC (89.5 FM; PALMER, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sutton-Alpine:

  • KAKM (Channel 7; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KIMO (Channel 13; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K09JE (Channel 9; PALMER, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$144,140
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$136,770
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
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Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0002.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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