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The Trapper Creek CDP(1) had a population of 684 as of July 1, 2022. Trapper Creek 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 Trapper Creek is located at latitude 62.3167 and longitude -150.2314 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Trapper Creek Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 319.88 sq. miles and a water area of 7.96 sq. miles. Matanuska-Susitna Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 358 feet.

The Trapper Creek Census Designated Place 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 Trapper Creek 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.

  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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Trapper Creek, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 684 (100%)
Population in Households 679 (99.3%)
Population in Families 481 (70.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 2
Diversity Index2 33


Median Household Income $46,957
Average Household Income $73,231
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $26,824
Wealth Index5 77


Total HU (Housing Units) 864 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (25.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 ( 2.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 623 (72.1%)
Median Home Value $176,563
Average Home Value $226,570
Housing Affordability Index3 128


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 4.00
  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 15.05% -0.89%
Households -1.44% -0.93%
Families   -1.11%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   4.32%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.82%

Trapper Creek, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trapper Creek 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 # 95 73rd
Population Density # 272 23rd
Median Household Income # 200 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 233 66th
Per Capita Income # 188 47th
Diversity Index # 222 37th

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