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Petersville, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Petersville Census Designated Place had a population of 5 as of July 1, 2019. Petersville ranks in the lower 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 Petersville is located at latitude 62.4964 and longitude -150.7655 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Petersville Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 462.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles. Matanuska-Susitna Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,647 feet.

The Petersville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419168) 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 Petersville 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.


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Petersville, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Petersville, AK Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Petersville, AK Wealth Index is 86
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5 (100%)
Population in Households 5 (100.0%)
Population in Families 3 (60.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 0
Diversity Index2 36
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,302
Average Household Income $47,357
Per Capita Income $31,448
Wealth Index4 86

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4 ( 2.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 ( 0.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 (97.4%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5
Average Household Size 1.0
Family Households 3
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.44% 0.0%
Households 2.44% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   7.75%
Per Capita Income   4.51%

Petersville, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petersville to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 345 2nd
Population Density # 348 1st
Diversity Index # 169 52nd
Median Household Income # 225 36th
Per Capita Income # 101 72nd

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