Big Lake, Alaska Population 2024

3,232

Big Lake is a city located in Matanuska-Susitna County Alaska. Big Lake has a 2024 population of 3,232. Big Lake is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 16.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,769 in 2020.

The average household income in Big Lake is $97,322 with a poverty rate of 12.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Big Lake is 35.8 years, 36.6 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

Big Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Big Lake was:

  • White: 86.7%
  • Two or more races: 5.2%
  • Native American: 5.17%
  • Other race: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.87%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Black or African American: 0.43%
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
115.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
28.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
16.72% (463)
The current population of Big Lake, Alaska is 3,232 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,769.

Big Lake, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,80286.7%
Two or more races1685.2%
Native American1675.17%
Other race290.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander280.87%
Asian240.74%
Black or African American140.43%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Black or African American

Big Lake Population by Race

Big Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Big Lake Median Age

35.8

Total

36.6

Male

34.8

Female

Big Lake Adults

There are 2,523 adults, (458 of whom are seniors) in Big Lake.

Big Lake Age Dependency

56.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Lake Sex Ratio

Female1,53747.56%
Male1,69552.44%

Big Lake Population by Age

Big Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3432.4176.423.6
Married6733.0390.99.1
Non Family4691.2370.829.2
Female1103.2560.939.1
Male912.8516.583.5
showing: 5 rows

2.88

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Big Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Big Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 47.06%.

Big Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,306

Average Earnings

$64,911

Average Male

$36,379

Average Female

Big Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Big Lake Language

97.42% of Big Lake residents speak only English, while 2.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.22% of the population.

Big Lake Language

Big Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,67632212.03%
Native1674929.34%
Hispanic1503120.67%
Multiple168105.95%
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12.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.04%

Male Poverty Rate

12.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Lake is Native, with 29.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Lake is Multiple, with 5.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.23%.

Big Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School17.01%
Less Than 9th Grade16.28%
Some College8.32%
Bachelors or Greater7.57%
showing: 4 rows

Big Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed8.33%
Female Unemployed5.13%
Male Employed2.29%
Female Employed1.23%
showing: 4 rows

Big Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Big Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

58.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Big Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Big Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Big Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

352

Number of Veterans

319

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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Big Lake Veterans by War

count

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Big Lake Veterans by Age

count

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Big Lake Veterans by Race

Big Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Big Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Big Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Big Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.42%

Born in Big Lake

98.21%

Native Born

1.79%

Foreign Born

0.22%

Non Citizen

1.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.21% of Big Lake residents were born in the United States, with 45.42% having been born in Alaska. 0.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Big Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,232
20233,232
20223,23234411.91%
20212,8881194.3%
20202,769913.4%
20192,678-87-3.15%
20182,765-371-11.83%
20173,136-416-11.71%
20163,552-263-6.89%
20153,815-144-3.64%
20143,959-59-1.47%
20134,01838210.51%
20123,6361574.51%
20113,4791293.85%
20103,350
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Big Lake Population by Year