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Population
156,316
1.9% growth
Median Age
36.7
Median Household Income
$70,492
1.26% growth
Poverty Rate
10.1%
Number of Employees
67,721
1.85% growth
Median Property Value
$229,800
3.1% growth

About the photo: Approaching Sawyer Glacier in the Tracy Arm Fjord valley of mountains and waterfalls.

Economy

The economy of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK employs 67,721 people. The economy of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 1.66; 1.45; and 1.23 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,805), Retail trade (7,888), and Construction (7,197), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($81,430), Utilities ($64,180), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($51,790).

Median household income in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is $70,492. Males in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,491. The income inequality of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.42 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK. In Alaska the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of N/A. Bethel Census Area, AK has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alaska.

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Diversity

Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is home to a population of 156,316 people, from which 98.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is composed of 126,230 White residents (80.8%), 10,282 Two+ residents (6.58%), 9,085 Native residents (5.81%), 6,677 Hispanic residents (4.27%), and 2,072 Asian residents (1.33%). The most common foreign languages in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are Spanish (2,780 speakers), Russian (2,342 speakers), and Other Native North American (1,767 speakers), but compared to other places, Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK has a relative high number of Other Native North American (1,767 speakers), Russian (2,342 speakers), and Other Slavic (509 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK awarded 371 degrees. The student population of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is skewed away from females, with 209 male students and 162 female students. Most students in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are White (146 and 39.4%), followed by American Indian (135 and 36.4%), Two or more races (34 and 9.2%), and Hispanic or Latino (17 and 4.58%). The largest universities in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK by number of graduates are AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology (354 and 95.4%), Alaska Christian College (9 and 2.43%), and Alaska Bible College (8 and 2.16%). The most popular majors in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (91 and 24.5%), Energy Management & Systems Technology (42 and 11.3%), and Building & Property Maintenance (14 and 3.77%). The median tuition costs in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,000 and $9,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is $229,800, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $222,900 to $229,800, a 3.1% increase. The homeownership rate of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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