Buffalo Soapstone CDP, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buffalo Soapstone CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Buffalo Soapstone Census Designated Place had a population of 1,070 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Buffalo Soapstone CDP is located at latitude 61.6852 and longitude -149.1202 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Buffalo Soapstone Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Buffalo Soapstone Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418798) 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 Buffalo Soapstone 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 Buffalo Soapstone CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Buffalo Soapstone CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,070
Daytime Population: Workers 24
Daytime Population: Residents 549
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 573
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 1,065
Population in Familes 925
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 49
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $77,226
Average Household Income $105,709
Per Capita Income $36,791


Total Housing Units 435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 334 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $246,691
Average Home Value $289,552


Total Households 391
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 289
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 3.14% 2.32%
Households 3.07% 2.3%
Families 3.51% 2.19%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Buffalo Soapstone CDP, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buffalo Soapstone CDP to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 65 82nd
Population Density # 108 70th
Diversity Index # 192 46th
Median Household Income # 36 90th
Per Capita Income # 44 88th

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