Skwentna, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Skwentna, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Skwentna Census Designated Place had a population of 39 as of July 1, 2017. Skwentna 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 Skwentna is located at latitude 61.8887 and longitude -151.2 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Skwentna Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 439.18 sq. miles and a water area of 6.68 sq. miles. Matanuska-Susitna Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 171 feet.

The Skwentna Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419221) 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 Skwentna 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 Skwentna 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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Skwentna, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 39
Daytime Population: Workers 1
Daytime Population: Residents 26
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 38
Population in Familes 27
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 0
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $71,779
Per Capita Income $32,986


Total Housing Units 359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 ( 4.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 1.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 338 (94.2%)
Median Home Value $215,000
Average Home Value $238,235


Total Households 21
Average Household Size 1.81
Family Households 12
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.73% 0.51%
Households 0.68% 0.93%
Families -1.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

Skwentna, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Skwentna 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 # 305 14th
Population Density # 343 5th
Diversity Index # 260 27th
Median Household Income # 164 55th
Per Capita Income # 80 78th

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