Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK

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Population
161,684
1.63% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
Median Age
36.7

Poverty Rate
10.9%

Median Household Income
$71,819
1.04% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$241,800
2.81% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
64,435
0.317% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK had a population of 162k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $71,819. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK grew from 159,096 to 161,684, a 1.63% increase and its median household income grew from $71,082 to $71,819, a 1.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.62%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (6.26%), White (Hispanic) (3.24%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%). 7.26% of the households in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.5% of the residents in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are Alaska Vocational Technical Center (162 degrees awarded in 2019), Alaska Christian College (10 degrees), and Alaska Bible College (6 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was $241,800, and the homeownership rate was 75.4%. Most people in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Alaska (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Alaska. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alaska.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alaska across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Alaska went to Donald J. Trump with 51.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (36.6%), followed by Gary Johnson (5.88%). The most partisan county was N/A with N/A% of the vote going to N/A running for the N/A Party.

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 & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is currently represented by Don Young in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Alaska
51.3% for the Republican Party

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Alaska was N/A with N/A% of the vote going to N/A running for the N/A Party.

The following map shows the counties in Alaska colored by their party leaning.

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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 had become 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alaska over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK

Don Young
Alaska at-large Representative
Republican Party

Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is currently represented by Don Young (Republican 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 & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is home to a population of 162k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.43% of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK residents were born outside of the country (5.54k people).

In 2018, there were 12.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 10.1k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are Spanish (3,371 speakers), Russian (2,243 speakers), and Other Native Languages of North America (1,259 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    129k ± 233
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10.7k ± 654
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 527
4.53%
Hispanic Population
7.32k people

In 2018, there were 12.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 10.1k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.53% of the people in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are hispanic (7.32k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,371 speakers (2.24%)
  2. Russian
    2,243 speakers (1.49%)
  3. Other Native Languages of North America
    1,259 speakers (0.837%)

7.26% of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was Spanish. 2.24% of the overall population of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are native Spanish speakers. 1.49% speak Russian and 0.837% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.43%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
5.54k people
3.11%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
4.86k people

As of 2018, 3.43% of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK residents (5.54k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was 3.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was 36.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    855 ± 716 people
  2. Mexico
    490 ± 543 people
  3. Canada
    382 ± 479 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was Philippines, the natal country of 855 Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK residents, followed by Mexico with 490 and Canada with 382.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2018 Citizenship
98.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.5% of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,299 ± 318
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,917 ± 350
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,501 ± 269

Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is $71,819. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was Anchorage Municipality (South) PUMA, AK with a value of $88,386, followed by Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK and Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, with respective values of $77,097 and $73,805.

Males in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,369. The income inequality in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK employs 64.4k people. The largest industries in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are Construction (5,671 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,777 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,676 people), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($159,860), Air transportation ($138,442), and Petroleum refining ($136,333).

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,819
2018 value
± $1,594
1.04%
1 Year Growth
± 3.18%

Households in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK have a median annual income of $71,819, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $71,082 in 2017, which represents a 1.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$72,274
Average Male Salary in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK
± $7,963
$49,369
Average Female Salary in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK
± $5,482

In 2019, full-time male employees in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK made 1.46 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK
  1. White
    $55,661 ± $5,234
  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $51,462 ± $47,732
  3. Black
    $51,228 ± $44,427

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK.

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Wage Distribution

0.431
2019 Wage GINI in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK
0.435
2018 Wage GINI in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK

In 2019, the income inequality in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was 0.431 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.87% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was Anchorage Municipality (South) PUMA, AK with a value of $88,386, followed by Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK and Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, with respective values of $77,097 and $73,805.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK (17.3k out of 158k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    13,357 ± 648
  2. Native American
    1,749 ± 214
  3. Two Or More
    1,390 ± 203

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

64.4k
2019 Value
-0.317%
1 Year decline
± -0.317%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK declined at a rate of -0.317%, from 64.6k employees to 64.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,027 people), Registered nurses (1,692 people), and Other managers (1,535 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,027 people), Registered nurses (1,692 people), and Other managers (1,535 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Fishing and hunting workers (36.3 times higher than expected), Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (17.2 times), and Ship & boat captains & operators (14 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK, by average salary, are Mining machine operators ($257,608), Physicians ($204,396), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers ($178,658).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

64.4k
2019 Value
-0.317%
1 Year decline
± -0.317%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK declined at a rate of -0.317%, from 64.6k employees to 64.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK, are Construction (5,671 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,777 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,676 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK, though some of these residents may live in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK, by number of employees, are Construction (5,671 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,777 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,676 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK has an unusually high number of Fishing, hunting & trapping (36.8 times higher than expected), Scenic & sightseeing transportation (13.2 times), and Support activities for mining (11.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK, by average salary, are Oil & gas extraction ($159,860), Air transportation ($138,442), and Petroleum refining ($136,333).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $26.3B
  2. $15B
  3. $5.55B

In 2018, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $26.3B, followed by Electronics ($15B) and Gasoline ($5.55B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alaska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$72.6B
2018 Value in Alaska
$144B
Projected 2045 Value in Alaska
98.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound Alaska trade was $72.6B. This is expected to increase 98.8% to $144B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alaska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $16.8B
  2. $5.3B
  3. $3.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $16.8B, followed by Washington with $5.3B and Texas and $3.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alaska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK awarded 178 degrees. The student population of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is skewed towards men, with 587 male students and 179 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are White (88 and 49.4%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (50 and 28.1%), Two or More Races (19 and 10.7%), and Unknown (11 and 6.18%).

The largest universities in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK by number of degrees awarded are Alaska Vocational Technical Center (162 and 91%), Alaska Christian College (10 and 5.62%), and Alaska Bible College (6 and 3.37%).

The most popular majors in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are Diesel Mechanics Technology (26 and 14.6%), Welding Technology (26 and 14.6%), and Information Science (21 and 11.8%).

The median tuition costs in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK are $9,000 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 26 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was Welding Technology with 26 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 162 degrees awarded
  2. 10 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$9,000
Median Private

In 2019, the Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alaska Vocational Technical Center with 162 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

129
Degrees Awarded to Men
49
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 129 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK, which is 2.63 times more than the 49 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    88 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    50 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    19 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was White students. These 88 degrees mean that there were 1.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 50 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK was $241,800 in 2018, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $235,200 to $241,800, a 2.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK is 75.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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.

Housing

Property Value

$241,800
2018 Median
± $2,753
$235,200
2017 Median
± $2,484

In 2018, the median property value in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK grew to to $241,800 from the previous year's value of $235,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$71,819
Median Household Income
± $1,594
52.6k
Number of Households
± 1,109

In 2018, the median household income of the 52.6k households in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK grew to $71,819 from the previous year's value of $71,082.

The following chart displays the households in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
2018 Homeownership
74.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75.4% of the housing units in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.85% of the workforce in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (71.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.07%)

In 2018, 71.7% of workers in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (7.07%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, 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 & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

84.1% of the population of Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK has health coverage, with 41.3% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 8.27% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 4.3% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Alaska was $11,064 in 2014. This is a 6.1% increase from the previous year ($10,428).

Primary care physicians in Alaska see 1069 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.73% decrease from the previous year (1099 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 978 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 200 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wrangell City and Borough has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.7%). Additionally, Aleutians East Borough has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (51.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Alaska.
1,069 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alaska

Primary care physicians in Alaska see an average of 1,069 patients per year. This represents a 2.73% decrease from the previous year (1,099 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alaska in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$11,064
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Alaska
$5,958
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,001
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,288
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alaska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.1%, from $10,428 to $11,064.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.9%
Uninsured
41.3%
Employer Coverage
17.1%
Medicaid
8.27%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
4.3%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK declined by 13.3% from 18.4% to 15.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Matanuska-Susitna & Kenai Peninsula Boroughs PUMA, AK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 18.7% prevalence
  2. 17.6% prevalence
  3. 15.1% prevalence

Wrangell City and Borough has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 18.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alaska by county over multiple years.

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