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The Big Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 4,139 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Big Lake is located at latitude 61.5214 and longitude -149.9544 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Big Lake Census Designated Place 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.
|Total Population||4,139 (100%)|
|Population in Households||4,139 (100.0%)|
|Population in Families||3,174 (76.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||0|
|Median Household Income||$68,029|
|Average Household Income||$89,046|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$36,619|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,039 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,372 (45.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||335 (11.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,332 (43.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$195,548|
|Average Home Value||$245,357|
|Housing Affordability Index3||199|
|Average Household Size||2.42|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.88%|
|Per Capita Income||1.12%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.64%|
The table below compares Big Lake to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 29||92nd|
|Population Density||# 124||65th|
|Median Household Income||# 68||81st|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 271||77th|
|Per Capita Income||# 51||86th|
|Diversity Index||# 166||53rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.