Moose Creek, Alaska

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Moose Creek, Alaska
CDP
Moose Creek General Store and First Student bus barn marks the "commercial center" of Moose Creek.
Moose Creek General Store and First Student bus barn marks the "commercial center" of Moose Creek.
Location of Moose Creek, Alaska
Location of Moose Creek, Alaska
Coordinates: 64°42′45″N 147°9′40″W / 64.71250°N 147.16111°W / 64.71250; -147.16111
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Fairbanks North Star
Government
 • Borough mayor Luke Hopkins[1]
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 522 ft (159 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 747
 • Density 500.0/sq mi (193.1/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99705
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-50080
GNIS feature ID 1406548

Moose Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 747.[2] It is part of the 'Fairbanks, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area'. Moose Creek is located south of Fairbanks, Alaska along the Richardson Highway. Moose Creek is bordered by Eielson Air Force Base to the south, the Tanana River to the west, and the Chena River Flood Control Project to the north.

Geography[edit]

Moose Creek is located at 64°42′45″N 147°9′40″W / 64.71250°N 147.16111°W / 64.71250; -147.16111 (64.712474, -147.161128)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (6.51%) is water. It is located beside the Moose Creek Bluff, which is a medium size hill with a rocky cliff facing the Richardson Highway.

Climate[edit]

Moose Creek gets 13 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 154 sunny days per year. The January low is -18. The temperature is comparable to Fairbanks and North Pole, Alaska.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 542 people, 223 households, and 128 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 342.7 people per square mile (132.4/km²). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 177.1/sq mi (68.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.38% White, 3.69% Black or African American, 2.21% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.37% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 3.14% from two or more races. 2.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 223 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 16.8% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 143.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 146.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $44,375, and the median income for a family was $44,018. Males had a median income of $24,643 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,980. About 11.0% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 33.3% 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. ^ a b c "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. 

Coordinates: 64°42′45″N 147°09′40″W / 64.712474°N 147.161128°W / 64.712474; -147.161128