Meadow Lakes, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Meadow Lakes, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Meadow Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 8,041 as of July 1, 2017. Meadow 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 Meadow Lakes is located at latitude 61.6241 and longitude -149.5623 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Meadow Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 75.22 sq. miles and a water area of 3.24 sq. miles. Matanuska-Susitna Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 384 feet.

The Meadow Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418702) 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 Meadow 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 Meadow Lakes 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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Meadow Lakes, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,041
Daytime Population: Workers 950
Daytime Population: Residents 4,818
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,768
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 8,036
Population in Familes 6,601
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 107
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $63,522
Average Household Income $78,506
Per Capita Income $27,853


Total Housing Units 3,304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,236 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 634 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 434 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $228,296
Average Home Value $255,607


Total Households 2,870
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 1,999
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 0.84% 0.86%
Households 0.76% 0.82%
Families 0.68% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Meadow Lakes, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meadow Lakes 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 # 12 97th
Population Density # 71 80th
Diversity Index # 162 55th
Median Household Income # 80 78th
Per Capita Income # 163 54th

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