Matanuska-Susitna Borough AK Information


Matanuska-Susitna Borough Subdivisions

Matanuska-Susitna Borough AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 101,160
Daytime Population: Workers 28,742
Daytime Population: Residents 56,921
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 85,663
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 98,665
Population in Familes 81,552
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,495
Population Density2 4
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $76,216
Average Household Income $93,173
Per Capita Income $33,637


Total Housing Units 44,482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,795 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,827 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,860 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $248,083
Average Home Value $279,241


Total Households 35,622
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 24,934
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.78% 1.48%
Households 1.57% 1.46%
Families 1.38% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.71%


Matanuska-Susitna Borough AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matanuska-Susitna Borough to the other 29 boroughs / census areas (ca) and borough equivalents in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 3 93rd
Population Density # 4 90th
Diversity Index # 23 24th
Median Household Income # 8 76th
Per Capita Income # 14 55th

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