Moose Creek, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Moose Creek, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Moose Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 772 as of July 1, 2016. Moose Creek ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Moose Creek is located at latitude 64.7164 and longitude -147.1666 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the Moose Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Fairbanks North Star Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 518 feet.

The Moose Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418716) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Moose Creek Census Designated Place is located within the Fairbanks North Star Census Subarea of Fairbanks North Star Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moose Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Moose Creek, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 772
Population in Households 767
Population in Familes 575
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 517
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 315
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 187
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119 (34.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 (56.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $242,391
Average Home Value $246,218


Median Household Income $69,551
Average Household Income $73,592
Per Capita Income $30,245
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.23%
Households 0.52% 0.32%
Families 0.26% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Moose Creek, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moose Creek to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 85 76th
Population Density1 # 19 95th
Diversity Index2 # 101 72nd
Median Household Income # 58 84th
Per Capita Income # 106 70th

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