Knik River CDP, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Knik River CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Knik River Census Designated Place had a population of 897 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Knik River CDP is located at latitude 61.4616 and longitude -149.0082 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Knik River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 81.84 sq. miles and a water area of 9.83 sq. miles.

The Knik River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418662) 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 Knik River 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 Knik River CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Knik River CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 897
Population in Households 892
Population in Familes 708
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 11
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $65,995
Average Household Income $84,715
Per Capita Income $33,525


Total Housing Units 410 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 286 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $202,542
Average Home Value $226,399


Total Households 353
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 221
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 2.29% 2.22%
Households 2.16% 2.12%
Families 1.91% 1.92%
Median Household Income   5.61%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

Knik River CDP, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knik River CDP 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 # 75 79th
Population Density # 196 45th
Diversity Index # 203 43rd
Median Household Income # 74 79th
Per Capita Income # 89 75th

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