Meadow Lakes, Alaska

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Meadow Lakes, Alaska
CDP
Meadow Lakes, Alaska is located in Alaska
Meadow Lakes, Alaska
Meadow Lakes, Alaska
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 61°35′59″N 149°36′58″W / 61.59972°N 149.61611°W / 61.59972; -149.61611Coordinates: 61°35′59″N 149°36′58″W / 61.59972°N 149.61611°W / 61.59972; -149.61611
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Matanuska-Susitna
Government
 • Borough mayor Larry DeVilbiss[1]
Area
 • Total 70.0 sq mi (181.2 km2)
 • Land 67.0 sq mi (173.4 km2)
 • Water 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Elevation 377 ft (115 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,570 Ranked 13th
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-47735
GNIS feature ID 1866961

Meadow Lakes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. It is part of the Anchorage, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,570.

Geography[edit]

Meadow Lakes is located at 61°35′59″N 149°36′58″W / 61.59972°N 149.61611°W / 61.59972; -149.61611 (61.599661, -149.616036).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 70.0 square miles (181 km2), of which, 67.0 square miles (174 km2) of it is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) of it (4.32%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,819 people, 1,702 households, and 1,215 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 72.0 people per square mile (27.8/km²). There were 2,003 housing units at an average density of 29.9/sq mi (11.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.86% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 5.42% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 4.79% from two or more races. 3.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,702 households out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 113.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,030, and the median income for a family was $47,534. Males had a median income of $40,948 versus $26,148 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,295. About 12.3% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 ACoM Members". Online Resource Center, Alaska Conference of Mayors. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.