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The Sutton-Alpine CDP(1) had a population of 1,032 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Sutton-Alpine is located at latitude 61.7428 and longitude -148.8548 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sutton-Alpine: Sutton-Alpine CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Sutton-Alpine, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,032 (100%)
Population in Households 1,032 (100.0%)
Population in Families 805 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 18
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $48,970
Average Household Income $74,323
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $30,203
Wealth Index5 68


Total HU (Housing Units) 504 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 310 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $207,500
Average Home Value $259,061
Housing Affordability Index3 111


Total Households 411
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 248
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.26% 0.10%
Households 0.22% 0.19%
Families   0.08%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   3.69%
Owner Occupied HU   0.32%

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

The table below compares Sutton-Alpine to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 70 80th
Population Density # 170 52nd
Median Household Income # 176 50th
Housing Affordability Index # 205 58th
Per Capita Income # 146 59th
Diversity Index # 145 59th

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