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Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (AK)

County population in 2014: 97,882 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 59,322 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,699
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,482
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,206
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,643 (it was 4,350 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

37%

Land area: 24682 sq. mi.

Water area: 578.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 104.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.1%), Educational, health and social services (13.4%), Manufacturing (12.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Matanuska-Susitna Borough races chart

Races in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (82.8%)
  • Two or more races (5.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (5.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.7%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Alaska median age:  33.0 years
Males: 50,637  (51.7%)
Females: 47,245  (48.3%)
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Matanuska-Susitna Borough,AK real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

2.0 people
Alaska:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $76,427 ($51,221 in 1999)

This county:

$76,427
Alaska:

$73,355

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $925 (lower quartile is $747, upper quartile is $1,189)
This county:

$925
State:

$1061


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $236,100 (it was $122,500 in 2000)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

$236,100
Alaska:

$259,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $179,500 - $315,700

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $254,990
Here:

$254,990
State:

$295,806

Townhouses or other attached units: $236,154
Here:

$236,154
State:

$240,773

In 2-unit structures: $304,191
Here:

$304,191
State:

$335,451

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $266,196
Here:

$266,196
State:

$366,092

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $114,659
Here:

$114,659
State:

$147,892

Mobile homes: $61,756
Here:

$61,756
State:

$51,692

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $16,136
Here:

$16,136
State:

$48,170
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,644
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $456

Institutionalized population: 856
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK map from a distance

Health of residents in Matanuska-Susitna Borough based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
73.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
51.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
55.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
63.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 61 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2001: 61 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2002: 84 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2003: 81 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2004: 155 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2005: 191 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2006: 115 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2007: 70 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2008: 44 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2009: 56 buildings, average cost: $190,900
  • 2010: 43 buildings, average cost: $183,100
  • 2011: 57 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $209,800
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2014: 99 buildings, average cost: $156,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,942 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,809 (0.9%)

Matanuska-Susitna Borough household income distribution in 2009 Matanuska-Susitna Borough home values distribution Matanuska-Susitna Borough contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.9%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.1% for Black residents, 7.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.9% for American Indian residents, 7.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.9% for other race residents, 12.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.9%
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

9.9%
Alaska:

10.3%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Black residents, 6.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for American Indian residents, 7.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.9% for other race residents, 11.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 15 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Matanuska-Susitna Borough is $611 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $779 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1108 a month.

Cities in this county include: Knik-Fairview, Lakes, Wasilla, Tanaina, Meadow Lakes, Palmer, Gateway, Big Lake, Butte, Fishhook.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 13.5 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Matanuska-Susitna Borough: Head of Passes (A), Agcklarok (B), Ageklekak (C), Akahamut (D), Choolunawick (E), Chifukluk (F), Iksartolik (G), Staraia Selenie (H), Arovirchagk (I), Kwikpuk (J), The Landing (K), Mukhak (L), Apoon (M), Kwiklokchun (N), Kwikloaklok (O), Tuchiak (P), Tuntutuli (Q), Pilot Village (R), Patsys Cabin (S), Tuckers Fish Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Allman Lake (A), Tungak Lake (B), Nanvaranak Lake (C), Nashak Lake (D), Partway Lake (E), Engineer Lake (F), Kagankaguti Lake (G), Kako Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big River (A), Bobs Creek (B), Brehnard Creek (C), Bud Creek (D), Number 1 Creek (E), Zone Creek (F), Wrong Creek (G), Wolf Creek (H), Wilson Creek Slough (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: North Slope Borough , Northwest Arctic Borough , Valdez-Cordova Census Area .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 2,100
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,524 (53% naturalized citizens)

Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

2.6%
Whole state:

5.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 308
  • 1990 to 1994: 324
  • 1985 to 1989: 150
  • 1980 to 1984: 84
  • 1975 to 1979: 159
  • 1970 to 1974: 116
  • 1970 to 1974: 98
  • 1965 to 1969: 285
Note: State values scaled to Matanuska-Susitna Borough population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.7%

Matanuska-Susitna Borough marital status for males Matanuska-Susitna Borough marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,228
  • One, attached: 332
  • Two: 735
  • 3 or 4: 1,112
  • 5 to 9: 517
  • 10 to 19: 142
  • 20 or more: 206
  • Mobile homes: 1,812
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 245

Housing units in Matanuska-Susitna Borough with a mortgage: 9,454 (767 second mortgage, 625 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,992

Here:

76.0% with mortgage
State:

74.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Matanuska-Susitna Borough

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,07674
Other5,65019
Catholic3,3544
Mainline Protestant2,27117
Black Protestant1931
Orthodox1121
None62,339-
Matanuska-Susitna Borough Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

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.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 39
This county:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

6.1%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

28.7%
State:

27.8%

Earthquake activity:

Matanuska-Susitna Borough-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 827% 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 80.1 miles away from Matanuska-Susitna Borough 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 134.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 162.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 352.3 miles away from the county 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 310.7 miles away from Matanuska-Susitna Borough 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 271.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (14%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • Russia (8%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Matanuska-Susitna Borough (%):

  • German (18%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • Italian (3%)

Matanuska-Susitna Borough mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,988 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 4,021 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 139 (1%)
  • Railroad: 21 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 649 (3%)
  • Other means: 1,271 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,547 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska in 2000:

  • 378 people in state prisons
  • 196 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 184 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 74 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 40 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska in 2010:

  • 625 people in state prisons
  • 331 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 126 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 94 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 59 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,657.

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%

4.79% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($28,957 average AGI)
3.88% relocated from other states ($17,460 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

3.88%
Alaska average:

6.04%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.10% ($36,433)
from Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AK  0.08% ($39,875)
from Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK  0.07% ($50,739)
from Spokane County, WA  0.06% ($51,632)


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%

3.42% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($21,090 average AGI)
4.10% relocated to other states ($25,269 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

4.10%
Alaska average:

5.99%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to King County, WA  0.09% ($41,897)
to Bethel Census Area, AK  0.09% ($37,214)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.09% ($40,852)
to Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AK  0.08% ($55,870)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Matanuska-Susitna Borough
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Matanuska-Susitna Borough


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,853 (5,384 aged, 1,469 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,640 (16%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (456)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (268)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (265)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (228)
  • Unspecified dementia (195)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (176)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (172)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (156)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (126)
  • Congestive heart failure (115)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 48.0. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 231.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 150.3
  • Suffocation - 48.0
  • Other - 33.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 87,625
  • In family households: 75,549 (16,738 male householders, 5,841 female householders)
    18,003 spouses, 28,483 children (25,686 natural, 952 adopted, 1,845 stepchildren), 1,538 grandchildren, 491 brothers or sisters, 512 parents, 791 other relatives, 2,603 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,076 (5,523 male householders (4,186 living alone)), 3,722 female householders (2,920 living alone)), 2,831 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,370 (856 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,884 2-persons, 5,012 3-persons, 4,363 4-persons, 2,365 5-persons, 1,102 6-persons, 853 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,106 1-person, 1,775 2-persons, 226 3-persons, 81 4-persons, 31 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.

13,809 married couples with children.
3,853 single-parent households (1,331 men, 2,522 women).

94.9% of residents of Matanuska-Susitna Borough speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $241,902,000 ($3,347 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $19,102,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $120,524,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,801,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,833,000
Federal grants: $64,018,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,783,000 ($1,221,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,943,000 ($487,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,899,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $68,656,000
Federal Government insurance: $42,112,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,638
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,707
Here:

22 per 1000 residents
State:

25 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +218
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +13,683
Here +180 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.21 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 68
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,604
  • 2000 to 2009: 13,254
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,450
  • 1980 to 1989: 10,760
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,099
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,616
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,011
  • 1940 to 1949: 264
  • 1939 or earlier: 242
Note: State values scaled to Matanuska-Susitna Borough population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Matanuska-Susitna Borough population
  • 1 room: 608
  • 2 rooms: 670
  • 3 rooms: 1,191
  • 4 rooms: 1,975
  • 5 rooms: 3,220
  • 6 rooms: 2,991
  • 7 rooms: 2,321
  • 8 rooms: 1,647
  • 9+ rooms: 1,583
  • 1 room: 298
  • 2 rooms: 544
  • 3 rooms: 744
  • 4 rooms: 1,280
  • 5 rooms: 703
  • 6 rooms: 412
  • 7 rooms: 159
  • 8 rooms: 135
  • 9+ rooms: 75
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Matanuska-Susitna Borough population
  • no bedroom: 650
  • 1 bedroom: 1,601
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,495
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,193
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,485
  • 5+ bedrooms: 782
  • no bedroom: 309
  • 1 bedroom: 1,106
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,783
  • 3 bedrooms: 909
  • 4 bedrooms: 213
  • 5+ bedrooms: 30
Cars and other vehicles available in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Matanuska-Susitna Borough population
  • no vehicle: 378
  • 1 vehicle: 3,539
  • 2 vehicles: 7,303
  • 3 vehicles: 3,556
  • 4 vehicles: 983
  • 5+ vehicles: 447
  • no vehicle: 376
  • 1 vehicle: 2,064
  • 2 vehicles: 1,458
  • 3 vehicles: 344
  • 4 vehicles: 85
  • 5+ vehicles: 23

50% of Matanuska-Susitna Borough residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Alaska.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

50.0%
State average:

47.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 20,070
  • Northeast: 4,361
  • Midwest: 10,142
  • South: 6,493
  • West: 15,963

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $81,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 24%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 22%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (59.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25.9%)
  • Wood (6.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.3%)
  • Electricity (2.7%)
  • Utility gas (59.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.7%)
  • Electricity (12.6%)
  • Wood (5.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 617
Here:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 262
Here:

5.8%
Alaska:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 184
Here:

10.4%
Alaska:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Matanuska-Susitna Borough government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $24,131,000
    Regular Highways: $2,245,000
    General - Other: $1,176,000
    Health - Other: $696,000
    Local Fire Protection: $647,000
    Sewerage: $39,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $156,911,000
    General - Other: $7,738,000
    Regular Highways: $7,034,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,830,000
    Financial Administration: $4,439,000
    Health - Other: $4,087,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,850,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,119,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,321,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,098,000
    Libraries: $846,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $763,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $542,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $430,000
    Sewerage: $188,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,283,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $695,000
    Parks and Recreation: $536,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,383,000
    Health - Other: $2,228,000
    Regular Highways: $1,445,000
    Local Fire Protection: $774,000
    Central Staff Services: $545,000
    General - Other: $333,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $103,551,000

Matanuska-Susitna Borough government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,430,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,422,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,540,000
    Parks and Recreation: $914,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $715,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $114,000
    Sewerage: $86,000
    Air Transportation: $70,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,846,000
    Education: $1,948,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,945,000
    Housing and Community Development: $319,000
    Highways: $229,000
    Natural Resources: $98,000
    Health and Hospitals: $80,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,307,000
    Sale of Property: $1,456,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $84,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $91,000
    Liquor Stores: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $118,099,000
    All Other: $13,382,000
    Housing and Community Development: $189,000
    Highways: $74,000
    Public Welfare: $58,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,000
  • Tax - Property: $76,239,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $4,527,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,138,000
    Other Selective Sales: $915,000
    Other License: $324,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $177,000

Matanuska-Susitna Borough government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $157,065,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $149,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,565,000

Matanuska-Susitna Borough government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $117,237,000

Matanuska-Susitna Borough Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Matanuska-Susitna Borough Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED892$211,656374$204,0752,427$204,522176$85,3924$571,000185$178,7576$89,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$243,29434$202,765203$202,68038$57,8680$018$136,7221$141,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED107$193,645106$174,858684$209,47185$64,8470$072$164,8757$51,143
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN110$197,80083$211,494800$215,21556$126,8210$058$190,3101$48,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$216,44414$180,714168$195,54828$114,3570$010$178,9001$59,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED89$218,697136$233,3686$219,5001$337,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$223,96026$247,9623$280,6670$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$292,22223$254,6523$251,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$264,63611$207,2731$420,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$216,5000$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12571.6 years
Robert10871.2 years
William10172.0 years
James9768.4 years
Mary7975.8 years
George6374.1 years
Charles6170.6 years
Richard5668.9 years
David4763.0 years
Dorothy4377.6 years
Most common last names in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6670.8 years
Johnson5071.6 years
Anderson2266.7 years
Nelson2178.8 years
Moore2073.6 years
Jones2067.2 years
Brown1873.8 years
Miller1774.6 years
Thompson1774.4 years
Williams1670.8 years
Businesses in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1McDonald's3
Best Western1New Balance1
Blockbuster2Nike2
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Carl\s Jr.1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
ColorTyme1RadioShack1
Curves3Red Robin1
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks3
FedEx8Subway4
Ford1Taco Bell2
GNC1Target1
GameStop1True Value2
H&R Block4U-Haul3
Home Depot1UPS5
IHOP1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger3Wendy's1
Lowe's1

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