Sutton-Alpine CDP, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sutton-Alpine CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Sutton-Alpine Census Designated Place had a population of 1,892 as of July 1, 2017. Sutton-Alpine CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sutton-Alpine CDP is located at latitude 61.7419 and longitude -148.8742 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Sutton-Alpine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 57.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles.

The Sutton-Alpine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419240) 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 Sutton-Alpine 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 Sutton-Alpine 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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Sutton-Alpine CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,892
Daytime Population: Workers 176
Daytime Population: Residents 911
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,087
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 1,014
Population in Familes 796
Population in Group Qrtrs 878
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $59,253
Average Household Income $82,225
Per Capita Income $33,781


Total Housing Units 502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 316 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $167,373
Average Home Value $212,381


Total Households 411
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 256
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 3.77% 0.43%
Households 0.62% 0.77%
Families 0.33% 0.62%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

Sutton-Alpine CDP, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sutton-Alpine 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 # 51 86th
Population Density # 128 64th
Diversity Index # 58 84th
Median Household Income # 100 72nd
Per Capita Income # 69 81st

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