Knik River CDP, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Knik River CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Knik River Census Designated Place had a population of 842 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Knik River CDP is located at latitude 61.4616 and longitude -149.0082 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Knik River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 81.84 sq. miles and a water area of 9.83 sq. miles.

The Knik River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418662) 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 River 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 River 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 River CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 842
Population in Households 837
Population in Familes 665
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 10
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 331
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 208
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $190,769
Average Home Value $214,312


Median Household Income $63,827
Average Household Income $73,691
Per Capita Income $29,168
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.0% 1.74%
Households 1.8% 1.64%
Families 1.54% 1.49%
Median Household Income   3.82%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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 River CDP, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knik River 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 # 77 79th
Population Density1 # 197 45th
Diversity Index2 # 201 44th
Median Household Income # 72 80th
Per Capita Income # 128 64th

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