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Lakes, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Lakes CDP(1) (historical) had a population of 10,207 as of July 1, 2021. Lakes 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 is located at latitude 61.6053 and longitude -149.3067 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Lakes Census Designated Place (historical) encompass a land area of 12.56 sq. miles and a water area of 1.42 sq. miles.

The Lakes Census Designated Place (historical) has a X0 Census Class Code which indicates deleted feature that was a non-governmental entity. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lakes Census Designated Place (historical) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakes: Lakes CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Lakes, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 10,207 (100%)
Population in Households 10,113 (99.1%)
Population in Families 8,601 (84.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 94 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 811
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $88,434
Average Household Income $115,115
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $40,320
Wealth Index5 138


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,669 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,677 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 857 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $284,167
Average Home Value $319,063
Housing Affordability Index3 181


Total Households 3,534
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 2,636
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.79% 1.42%
Households 1.83% 1.46%
Families 1.47% 1.36%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
Owner Occupied HU   1.65%

Lakes, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakes to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 8 98th
Population Density # 10 97th
Median Household Income # 10 97th
Housing Affordability Index # 260 74th
Per Capita Income # 41 89th
Diversity Index # 146 59th

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