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Big Lake, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Big Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 3,836 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Big Lake is located at latitude 61.5298 and longitude -149.9809 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Big Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 116.19 sq. miles and a water area of 12.59 sq. miles. Matanuska-Susitna Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Big Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418792) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Big Lake 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.

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Big Lake, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,836
Population in Households 3,836
Population in Familes 2,943
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $65,531
Average Household Income $93,370
Per Capita Income $37,862


Total Housing Units 2,942 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,214 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 342 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,386 (47.1%)
Median Home Value $264,732
Average Home Value $326,850


Total Households 1,556
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 965
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.66% 1.72%
Households 1.54% 1.63%
Families 1.32% 1.47%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   3.64%

Big Lake, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Lake to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 30 92nd
Population Density # 129 64th
Diversity Index # 173 51st
Median Household Income # 78 78th
Per Capita Income # 47 87th

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