Big Lake, Alaska Population 2022

2,678
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Big Lake is a city located in Matanuska-Susitna County Alaska. Big Lake has a 2020 population of 2,678. Big Lake is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -20.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,350 in 2010.

The average household income in Big Lake is $69,583 with a poverty rate of 16.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,023 per month, and the median house value is $229,200. The median age in Big Lake is 45.7 years, 45.6 years for males, and 45.8 years for females.

Big Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 82.95%
  • Native American: 9.86%
  • Two or more races: 5.78%
  • Asian: 0.83%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
The current population of Big Lake, Alaska is 2,678 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,678.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,350.

Big Lake, Alaska Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,29782.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native2739.86%
Asian230.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.22%
Some Other Race100.36%
Two or More Races1605.78%
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Big Lake Population by Race

Big Lake Population Pyramid 2022

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Big Lake Median Age

44.4


Total

44.2


Male

46.3


Female

Big Lake Adults

There are 2,275 adults, (417 of whom are seniors) in Big Lake.

Big Lake Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Lake Sex Ratio

Female

1,280

46.23%

Male

1,489

53.77%

Big Lake Population by Age

Big Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Big Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.6%10.4%
All76.1%23.9%
Non Family68%32%
Female64.1%35.9%
Male12.8%87.2%

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Big Lake Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0402.6676.1
Married5273.1789.6
Male473.1312.8
Female1034.8364.1
Non Family3631.2568

3.27

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Big Lake Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade211.03%
9th to 12th Grade693.38%
High School Graduate95346.69%
Some College47523.27%
Associates Degree1838.97%
Bachelors Degree27013.23%
Graduate Degree703.43%
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Big Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race10104
2+ Races12211846
White1,6941,631277
Hispanic44447
Native American1541316
Asian1111
Islander66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 40.00%.

Big Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,781$53,063$32,917
Less Than 9th Grade$19,750$$
High School Graduate$46,786$50,119$40,000
Some College$45,208$50,000$34,583
Bachelors Degree$40,000$86,463$2,500
Graduate Degree$86,750$127,750$81,500

$45,781

Average Earnings

$53,063

Average Male

$32,917

Average Female

Big Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big Lake Language by Age

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Big Lake Language

97.66% of Big Lake residents speak only English, while 2.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.96% of the population.

Big Lake Language

Big Lake Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2738932.60%
Hispanic1344231.34%
White2,16333915.67%
OtherNaN%

16.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.47%

Male Poverty Rate

15.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Lake is Native, with 32.60% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.21%.

Big Lake Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.44%
High School24.87%
Some College11.09%
Bachelors or Greater8.82%

Big Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.92%
Male Unemployed11.11%
Female Employed2.48%
Female Unemployed5.00%

Big Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Lake Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,682$69,076
Families$76,691$84,020
Married Families$89,116-
Non Families$32,083$40,348
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Income by Household Type

Big Lake Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Lake Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Big Lake Marital Status

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271

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War19
First Gulf War54
Vietnam122
Korea5
World War II

Big Lake Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 344
35 to 5453
55 to 6480
65 to 74117
75+17

Big Lake Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White25313.06%
Native American189.84%

Big Lake Veterans by Race

Big Lake Veterans by Education

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19.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Lake Veterans by Education

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49.4%

Labor Force Participation

44%

Employment Rate

10.5%

Unemployment Rate

Big Lake Employment by Age

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Big Lake Employment by Race

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Big Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.96%

Born in Big Lake

98.34%

Native Born

1.66%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

1.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.34% of Big Lake residents were born in the United States, with 41.96% having been born in Alaska. 0.18% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20103,3500.00%
20113,4791293.85%
20123,6361574.51%
20134,01838210.51%
20143,959-59-1.47%
20153,815-144-3.64%
20163,552-263-6.89%
20173,136-416-11.71%
20182,765-371-11.83%
20192,678-87-3.15%
20202,6780.00%
20212,6780.00%
20222,6780.00%

Big Lake Population by Year