Buffalo Soapstone CDP, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buffalo Soapstone CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Buffalo Soapstone Census Designated Place had a population of 1,039 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo Soapstone CDP is located at latitude 61.6852 and longitude -149.1202 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Buffalo Soapstone Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Buffalo Soapstone Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418798) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Buffalo Soapstone Census Designated Place is located within the Matanuska-Susitna Census Subarea of Matanuska-Susitna 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 Buffalo Soapstone CDP 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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Buffalo Soapstone Census Designated Place, AK Boundary Map

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Buffalo Soapstone CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,039
Population in Households 1,035
Population in Familes 899
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 47
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 378
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 281
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 321 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $248,729
Average Home Value $292,991


Median Household Income $76,895
Average Household Income $105,147
Per Capita Income $36,547
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.17% 2.42%
Households 3.01% 2.37%
Families 3.62% 2.25%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.

Buffalo Soapstone CDP, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo Soapstone CDP 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 # 67 81st
Population Density1 # 108 70th
Diversity Index2 # 189 47th
Median Household Income # 38 90th
Per Capita Income # 44 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.