Sutton-Alpine CDP, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sutton-Alpine CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Sutton-Alpine Census Designated Place had a population of 1,783 as of July 1, 2016. Sutton-Alpine CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sutton-Alpine CDP is located at latitude 61.7419 and longitude -148.8742 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Sutton-Alpine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 57.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles.

The Sutton-Alpine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419240) 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 Sutton-Alpine 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 Sutton-Alpine 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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Sutton-Alpine CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,783
Population in Households 1,025
Population in Familes 805
Population in Group Qrtrs 758
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 413
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $156,373
Average Home Value $203,571


Median Household Income $56,395
Average Household Income $78,700
Per Capita Income $32,851
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.4% 0.54%
Households 0.8% 0.86%
Families 0.57% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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.

Sutton-Alpine CDP, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sutton-Alpine 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 # 52 86th
Population Density1 # 133 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 64 82nd
Median Household Income # 117 67th
Per Capita Income # 79 78th

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