Sutton-Alpine CDP, AK Profile: Facts & Data

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Sutton-Alpine CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Sutton-Alpine Census Designated Place had a population of 1,948 as of July 1, 2019. 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 61.7429 and longitude -148.8542 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Sutton-Alpine Census Designated Place 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.


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Sutton-Alpine CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sutton-Alpine CDP, AK Housing Affordability Index is 111
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

Sutton-Alpine CDP, AK Wealth Index is 71
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 1,948 (100%)
Population in Households 1,143 (58.7%)
Population in Families 898 (46.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 805 (41.3%)
Population Density 34
Diversity Index2 61
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,393
Average Household Income $64,982
Per Capita Income $16,339
Wealth Index4 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 533 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 348 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $186,824
Housing Affordability Index3 111
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 464
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 291
Average Family Size 3
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 3.27% 0.86%
Households 1.81% 1.47%
Families 1.66% 1.34%
Median Household Income   4.38%
Per Capita Income   3.5%

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

The table below compares Sutton-Alpine CDP 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 # 51 86th
Population Density # 128 64th
Diversity Index # 54 84th
Median Household Income # 223 37th
Per Capita Income # 269 24th

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