Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

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2022 Population
108,661
1.74% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Mary Peltola
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.3
1.11% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.2%
4.12% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$86,435
9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$296,900
12% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
45,800
2.55% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK had a population of 109k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $86,435. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK grew from 106,807 to 108,661, a 1.74% increase and its median household income grew from $79,300 to $86,435, a 9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.82%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.97%), White (Hispanic) (2.46%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.93%).

None of the households in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are Alaska Bible College (6 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was $296,900, and the homeownership rate was 76.5%.

Most people in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is home to a population of 109k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.51% of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (3.81k people).

In 2022, there were 9.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.4k people) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.49k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    83.4k ± 359
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    8.5k ± 591
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    6.49k ± 484
5.59%
Hispanic Population
6.07k people

In 2022, there were 9.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.4k people) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.49k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.59% of the people in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are hispanic (6.07k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    20,850 ± 3,494 people
  2. Korea
    3,574 ± 1,464 people
  3. Mexico
    3,318 ± 1,411 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 20,850 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 3,574 and Mexico with 3,318.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.81k people
3.59%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.83k people

As of 2022, 3.51% of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK residents (3.81k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was 3.59%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,050 ± 390
  2. Vietnam
    2,658 ± 217
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,942 ± 203

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK employs 45.8k people. The largest industries in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,012 people), Construction (5,799 people), and Retail Trade (5,191 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($115,858), Utilities ($108,438), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($106,475).

Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,037. The income inequality in Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

45.8k
2022 Value
± 1,198
2.55%
1 Year growth
± 3.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK grew at a rate of 2.55%, from 44.7k employees to 45.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, are Management Occupations (5,145 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,874 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,793 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

45.8k
2022 Value
± 1,198
2.55%
1 Year growth
± 3.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK grew at a rate of 2.55%, from 44.7k employees to 45.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,012 people), Construction (5,799 people), and Retail Trade (5,191 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$64,908
Median earning men ± $2,007
$43,167
Median earning women ± $1,676

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($112,876), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($85,885), and Information ($83,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,336), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,019), and Information ($56,745).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 317k people employed in Alaska. This represents a 3.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,057
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 466
    Construction
  3. 430
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing the state of Alaska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alaska

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Lisa Murkowski
Senator from Alaska3
Assumed office on December 20, 2002
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of her father Frank Murkowski, who was elected List of governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska.
Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing Alaska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

Mary Peltola
Alaska at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK awarded 6 degrees. The student population of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 23 male students and 16 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are White (6 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK by number of degrees awarded are Alaska Bible College (6 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are Biblical Studies (6 and 100%) and Elementary Education & Teaching (0 and 0%).

The median tuition cost in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK for private four year colleges is $10,200.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 39 students enrolled in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, 59% men and 41% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 35 records, of which 42.9% were women and 57.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
4 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was Biblical Studies with 4 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alaska Bible College with 6 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 2 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, which is 0.5 times less than the 4 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6 degrees mean that there were Infinityk times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($10,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($700) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.495% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.397% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (168k), Some college (147k), and Bachelors Degree (98.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was $296,900 in 2022, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $265,200 to $296,900, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is 76.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK have an average commute time of 35.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is $86,435. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was Census Tract 11 with a value of $112,688, followed by Census Tract 6.01 and Census Tract 10.03, with respective values of $105,139 and $99,853.

In 2022, 20.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.578%.

Property

$296,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,817
$30,043
Median Property Taxes
±$791

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.5%
Homeownership
2022
71.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.5% of the housing units in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 11
  2. Census Tract 6.01
  3. Census Tract 10.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was Census Tract 11 with a value of $112,688, followed by Census Tract 6.01 and Census Tract 10.03, with respective values of $105,139 and $99,853.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$86,435
Median Household Income
± $2,503
39.3k
Number of Households
± 1,050

In 2022, the median household income of the 39.3k households in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK grew to $86,435 from the previous year's value of $79,300.

The following chart displays the households in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is from Alaska.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.437
2021 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2022, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.308% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.51%)
  3. Carpooled (9.38%)

In 2022, 72.5% of workers in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.51%) and those who carpooled to work (9.38%).

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Commute Time

35.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK have a longer commute time (35.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.18% of the workforce in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 20.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.578%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK (10.8k out of 106k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 9.5% of the children was living in poverty in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.1%.

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Health

86.7% of the population of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 8.86% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 5.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK see 1969 patients per year on average, which represents a 3% decrease from the previous year (2030 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2079 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 379 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.6% were men and 48.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,969 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

Primary care physicians in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK see an average of 1,969 patients per year. This represents a 3% decrease from the previous year (2,030 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.1% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.6% were men and 48.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.3%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
8.86%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
5.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK declined by 2.04% from 13.6% to 13.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32% in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.8% in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK.

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