Knik-Fairview CDP, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Knik-Fairview CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Knik-Fairview Census Designated Place had a population of 16,101 as of July 1, 2016. Knik-Fairview CDP 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 Knik-Fairview CDP is located at latitude 61.4972 and longitude -149.6545 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Knik-Fairview Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 83.1 sq. miles and a water area of 1.16 sq. miles.

The Knik-Fairview Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418663) 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 Knik-Fairview 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 Knik-Fairview 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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Knik-Fairview CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,101
Population in Households 15,954
Population in Familes 13,524
Population in Group Qrtrs 147
Population Density1 194
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 5,394
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 4,009
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,905 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,317 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,077 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 511 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $231,994
Average Home Value $269,944


Median Household Income $80,148
Average Household Income $97,546
Per Capita Income $32,558
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 1.14%
Households 1.09% 1.04%
Families 0.9% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.

Knik-Fairview CDP, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knik-Fairview 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 # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 41 89th
Diversity Index2 # 137 61st
Median Household Income # 27 93rd
Per Capita Income # 85 76th

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