Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Population 2024

117,857

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska's estimated 2024 population is 117,857 with a growth rate of 1.96% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska is the 2nd largest county in Alaska. The 2010 population was 89,731 and has seen a growth of 31.34% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029129,1872,2661.79%
2028126,9212,2661.82%
2027124,6552,2661.85%
2026122,3892,2661.89%
2025120,1232,2661.92%
2024117,8572,2661.96%
2023115,5912,2662%
2022113,3252,2662.04%
2021111,0593,5443.3%
2020107,515-1,063-0.98%
2019108,5781,2531.17%
2018107,3258990.84%
2017106,4262,1682.08%
2016104,2583,0963.06%
2015101,1622,9773.03%
201498,1852,2452.34%
201395,9402,2222.37%
201293,7181,9772.15%
201191,7412,0102.24%
201089,731
199039,68321,867122.74%
198017,81611,307173.71%
19706,5091,32125.46%
19605,188-123,999-95.98%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.96% (2,266)
State
Alaska
County Seat
2020 Population
107,515
Area
24608 mi²
Density
5 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
9.62% (10,342)

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White86,05579.2%
Two or more races10,6029.76%
Native American6,7436.21%
Asian1,9561.8%
Other race1,4491.33%
Black or African American1,3921.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander4640.43%
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White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Population by Race

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Population Pyramid 2024

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Median Age

36.3

Total

35.9

Male

36.7

Female

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Adults

There are 80,274 adults, (14,002 of whom are seniors) in Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska.

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Sex Ratio

Female51,85047.72%
Male56,81152.28%

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Population by Age

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All39,2902.776.523.5
Married21,7523.3288.211.8
Non Family11,4601.2662.637.4
Female3,4613.3360.839.2
Male2,6173.0660.539.5
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

76.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska 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

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.12%.

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,656

Average Earnings

$67,542

Average Male

$44,972

Average Female

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Language

93.83% of Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska residents speak only English, while 6.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.16% of the population.

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Language

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White82,0297,8249.54%
Multiple10,4071,14811.03%
Native5,83497216.66%
Hispanic5,98476912.85%
Asian1,90730816.15%
Other1,38214810.71%
Black1,170766.5%
Islander401235.74%
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10.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.44%

Male Poverty Rate

11.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska is Native, with 16.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska is Islander, with 5.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.92%.

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.11%
High School12.75%
Some College7.92%
Bachelors or Greater4.33%
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Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed24.54%
Male Unemployed19.05%
Female Employed5.34%
Male Employed3.72%
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Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

56.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10,934

Number of Veterans

9,392

Male Veterans

1,542

Female Veterans

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Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Veterans by War

count

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Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Veterans by Age

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Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Veterans by Race

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska 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

41%

Born in Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska

96.5%

Native Born

3.5%

Foreign Born

1.12%

Non Citizen

2.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.5% of Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska residents were born in the United States, with 41% having been born in Alaska. 1.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Matanuska-Susitna County, Alaska Place of Birth

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