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Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (AK)

County population in 2019: 108,317 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 105.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.3%), Construction (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK (2019)
    • 85,10078.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,9567.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 6,0365.6%Two or more races
    • 5,6135.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,6991.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6811.6%Asian alone
    • 1720.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 600.06%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

36.1 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years
Males: 56,434  (52.1%)
Females: 51,883  (47.9%)
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Average household size:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

2.0 people
Alaska:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $74,709 ($51,221 in 1999)
This county:

$74,709
Alaska:

$75,463

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $975 (lower quartile is $765, upper quartile is $1,241)
This county:

$975
State:

$1095


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $261,800 (it was $122,500 in 2000)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

$261,800
Alaska:

$281,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $185,800 - $364,900

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $294,947
Here:

$294,947
State:

$312,426

Townhouses or other attached units: $256,473
Here:

$256,473
State:

$262,389

In 2-unit structures: $287,819
Here:

$287,819
State:

$307,665

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $244,754
Here:

$244,754
State:

$302,246

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $265,773
Here:

$265,773
State:

$189,179

Mobile homes: $109,832
Here:

$109,832
State:

$95,336

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $509,058
Here:

$509,058
State:

$64,719

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,806
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $484

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 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
77.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
57.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
67.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 165 pounds. This is about average.

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.

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,283 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,211 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.9%
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

9.9%
Alaska:

10.1%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.6% for Black residents, 8.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.3% for American Indian residents, 27.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 5.1% for other race residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 36.1 years old
(Males: 35.8 years old, Females: 36.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.0 years old, Black residents: 29.8 years old, American Indian residents: 26.2 years old, Asian residents: 31.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.7 years old, Other race residents: 52.5 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

2018 air pollution in Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.022 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 9.8 µg/m3. Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 4.4 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 November 2020:
Here:

8.4%
Alaska:

8.1%

Unemployment by year in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

Current college students: 2,100
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,272 (67.1% naturalized citizens)

Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

3.9%
Whole state:

8.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9032010 or later
  • 7872000 to 2009
  • 6321990 to 1999
  • 2341980 to 1989
  • 2751970 to 1979
  • 383Before 1970

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: 35,187
  • One, attached: 809
  • Two: 1,701
  • 3 or 4: 1,733
  • 5 to 9: 815
  • 10 to 19: 326
  • 20 to 49: 373
  • 50 or more: 52
  • Mobile homes: 1,026
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 112

Housing units in Matanuska-Susitna Borough with a mortgage: 16,710 (349 second mortgage, 637 home equity loan, 54 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,242

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Alaska state average. It is 8372% 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) 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 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 137.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/2018 at 17:29:29, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 MW, Depth: 29.0 mi) earthquake occurred 32.8 miles away from Matanuska-Susitna Borough 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
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 23,416 (77.7%)
  • Carpooled: 2,583 (8.6%)
  • Bus: 98 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 734 (2.4%)
  • Bicycle: 61 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 793 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,547 (8.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (18%)
  • Ukraine (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Russia (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Matanuska-Susitna Borough


  • American (12%)
  • German (9%)
  • European (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $81,235.

9.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.09%
Alaska average:

7.70%


0.31% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,740 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.31%
Alaska average:

0.16%

5.07% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($36,271 average AGI)
3.71% relocated from other states ($22,643 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

3.71%
Alaska average:

5.13%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.86% ($65,112 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.30% ($54,318)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.24% ($77,690)
from Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AK  0.11% ($76,051)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.09% ($45,559)
from Juneau City and Borough, AK  0.08% ($77,148)
from Bethel Census Area, AK  0.06% ($43,217)


6.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
Alaska average:

8.52%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($426 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.17%

2.82% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($23,080 average AGI)
4.04% relocated to other states ($36,115 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

4.04%
Alaska average:

5.95%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.04% ($55,484 average AGI)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.26% ($53,581)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($50,925)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.11% ($60,179)
to Clark County, NV  0.09% ($84,969)
to Pierce County, WA  0.08% ($69,828)
to King County, WA  0.07% ($39,348)

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 2019: 5.5

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 population in Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Matanuska-Susitna Borough
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Matanuska-Susitna Borough
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Matanuska-Susitna Borough
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Matanuska-Susitna Borough
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (652)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (377)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (358)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (345)
  • Unspecified dementia (255)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (220)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (173)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (173)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (112)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (79)

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: 108,317
  • Male householders: 17,011 (3,899 living alone), Female householders: 15,725 (3,071 living alone)
  • 19,051 spouses (19,051 opposite-sex spouses), 2,010 unmarried partners, (2,010 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 35,732 children (31,981 natural, 2,178 adopted, 1,573 stepchildren), 3,267 grandchildren, 1,675 brothers or sisters, 2,794 parents, 254 foster children, 2,765 other relatives, 5,902 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,131

Size of family households: 10,202 2-persons, 4,379 3-persons, 4,410 4-persons, 2,429 5-persons, 1,412 6-persons, 931 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,970 1-person, 1,727 2-persons, 117 3-persons, 82 4-persons, 77 5-persons.

19,234 married couples with children.
5,378 single-parent households (1,750 men, 3,628 women).

93.0% of residents of Matanuska-Susitna Borough speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 7% 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:

5.7
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.0

Year house built in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
  • Year house built in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
  • 2,3972014 or later
  • 2,4892010 to 2013
  • 12,4142000 to 2009
  • 6,1401990 to 1999
  • 10,0581980 to 1989
  • 5,4861970 to 1979
  • 1,6191960 to 1969
  • 8451950 to 1959
  • 2901940 to 1949
  • 3961939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
  • 2861 room
  • 6602 rooms
  • 1,6843 rooms
  • 4,1424 rooms
  • 4,8195 rooms
  • 4,6146 rooms
  • 3,4787 rooms
  • 2,1718 rooms
  • 3,0989+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
  • 4831 room
  • 7692 rooms
  • 1,1303 rooms
  • 2,5704 rooms
  • 1,4145 rooms
  • 6636 rooms
  • 2937 rooms
  • 3198 rooms
  • 1439+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
  • 303no bedroom
  • 1,3751 bedroom
  • 4,2882 bedrooms
  • 11,6773 bedrooms
  • 5,9044 bedrooms
  • 1,4055+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
  • 573no bedroom
  • 1,2701 bedroom
  • 2,7762 bedrooms
  • 2,4323 bedrooms
  • 6814 bedrooms
  • 525+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Matanuska-Susitna Borough in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Matanuska-Susitna Borough in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 476no vehicle
  • 4,1141 vehicle
  • 9,2342 vehicles
  • 6,9083 vehicles
  • 2,6034 vehicles
  • 1,6175+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Matanuska-Susitna Borough in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Matanuska-Susitna Borough in renter-occupied apartments
  • 620no vehicle
  • 4,1801 vehicle
  • 2,2332 vehicles
  • 6493 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 705+ vehicles

84.8% of Matanuska-Susitna Borough residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Alaska.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

84.8%
State average:

82.1%

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

  • This state: 44,970
  • Other state: 56,934
  • Northeast: 7,008
  • Midwest: 12,190
  • South: 13,159
  • West: 24,577
Year householders moved into unit in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 70.1%Utility gas
  • 15.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.1%Wood
  • 3.7%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 65.2%Utility gas
  • 15.6%Electricity
  • 10.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Wood
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,557
Here:

12.5%
Alaska:

8.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 910
Here:

13.7%
Alaska:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 875
Here:

22.6%
Alaska:

16.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Matanuska-Susitna Borough government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $8,896,000
    Other: $5,472,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,133,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,098,000
    Sewerage: $161,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $22,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $14,510,000
    Regular Highways: $12,080,000
    General - Other: $11,230,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,632,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,909,000
    Health - Other: $1,670,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $893,000
    Sewerage: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $248,629,000
    Health - Other: $12,253,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,667,000
    Regular Highways: $11,360,000
    General - Other: $10,992,000
    Financial Administration: $7,961,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,041,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,755,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,396,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,681,000
    Libraries: $1,451,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,245,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,006,000
    Water Utilities: $169,000
    Sewerage: $146,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,637,000
    Other: $1,134,000
    Education: $725,000
    Highways: $168,000
    Natural Resources: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,568,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $419,240,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,179,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,404,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $9,188,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,859,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,708,000
    Royalties: $195,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $30,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,073,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $971,000
    Health - Other: $224,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $256,265,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $186,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $230,880,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,559,000
    Other: $3,604,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,679,000
    Highways: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $131,768,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $7,237,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,963,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,323,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $588,000
    Other License: $264,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $162,292,000

Matanuska-Susitna Borough government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $8,896,000
    Other: $5,472,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,133,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,098,000
    Sewerage: $161,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $22,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $14,510,000
    Regular Highways: $12,080,000
    General - Other: $11,230,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,632,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,909,000
    Health - Other: $1,670,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $893,000
    Sewerage: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $248,629,000
    Health - Other: $12,253,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,667,000
    Regular Highways: $11,360,000
    General - Other: $10,992,000
    Financial Administration: $7,961,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,041,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,755,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,396,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,681,000
    Libraries: $1,451,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,245,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,006,000
    Water Utilities: $169,000
    Sewerage: $146,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,637,000
    Other: $1,134,000
    Education: $725,000
    Highways: $168,000
    Natural Resources: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,568,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $419,240,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,179,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,404,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $9,188,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,859,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,708,000
    Royalties: $195,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $30,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,073,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $971,000
    Health - Other: $224,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $256,265,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $186,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $230,880,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,559,000
    Other: $3,604,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,679,000
    Highways: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $131,768,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $7,237,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,963,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,323,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $588,000
    Other License: $264,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $162,292,000

Matanuska-Susitna Borough government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $8,896,000
    Other: $5,472,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,133,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,098,000
    Sewerage: $161,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $22,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $14,510,000
    Regular Highways: $12,080,000
    General - Other: $11,230,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,632,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,909,000
    Health - Other: $1,670,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $893,000
    Sewerage: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $248,629,000
    Health - Other: $12,253,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,667,000
    Regular Highways: $11,360,000
    General - Other: $10,992,000
    Financial Administration: $7,961,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,041,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,755,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,396,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,681,000
    Libraries: $1,451,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,245,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,006,000
    Water Utilities: $169,000
    Sewerage: $146,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,637,000
    Other: $1,134,000
    Education: $725,000
    Highways: $168,000
    Natural Resources: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,568,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $419,240,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,179,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,404,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $9,188,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,859,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,708,000
    Royalties: $195,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $30,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,073,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $971,000
    Health - Other: $224,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $256,265,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $186,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $230,880,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,559,000
    Other: $3,604,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,679,000
    Highways: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $131,768,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $7,237,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,963,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,323,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $588,000
    Other License: $264,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $162,292,000

Matanuska-Susitna Borough government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $8,896,000
    Other: $5,472,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,133,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,098,000
    Sewerage: $161,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $22,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $14,510,000
    Regular Highways: $12,080,000
    General - Other: $11,230,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,632,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,909,000
    Health - Other: $1,670,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $893,000
    Sewerage: $29,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $248,629,000
    Health - Other: $12,253,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,667,000
    Regular Highways: $11,360,000
    General - Other: $10,992,000
    Financial Administration: $7,961,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,041,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,755,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,396,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,681,000
    Libraries: $1,451,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,245,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,006,000
    Water Utilities: $169,000
    Sewerage: $146,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,637,000
    Other: $1,134,000
    Education: $725,000
    Highways: $168,000
    Natural Resources: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,568,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $419,240,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,179,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,404,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $9,188,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,859,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,708,000
    Royalties: $195,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $30,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,073,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $971,000
    Health - Other: $224,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $256,265,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $186,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $230,880,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,559,000
    Other: $3,604,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,679,000
    Highways: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $131,768,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $7,237,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,963,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,323,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $588,000
    Other License: $264,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $162,292,000

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 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK - 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

Matanuska-Susitna Borough on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"