Lakes CDP, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakes CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 9,686 as of July 1, 2017. Lakes CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lakes CDP is located at latitude 61.6052 and longitude -149.3115 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.56 sq. miles and a water area of 1.42 sq. miles.

The Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418681) 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 Lakes 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 Lakes 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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Lakes CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,686
Daytime Population: Workers 2,300
Daytime Population: Residents 5,153
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,453
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 9,568
Population in Familes 8,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density2 771
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $88,293
Average Household Income $106,376
Per Capita Income $36,997


Total Housing Units 3,421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,588 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 716 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $272,639
Average Home Value $325,164


Total Households 3,304
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 2,476
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 2.04% 1.7%
Households 1.9% 1.67%
Families 1.42% 1.55%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Lakes CDP, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakes 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 # 7 98th
Population Density # 9 98th
Diversity Index # 146 59th
Median Household Income # 7 98th
Per Capita Income # 42 88th

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