Point MacKenzie, Alaska

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Point MacKenzie, Alaska
Location in Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the state of Alaska.
Location in Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the state of Alaska.
Point MacKenzie, Alaska is located in Alaska
Point MacKenzie, Alaska
Point MacKenzie, Alaska
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 61°22′30″N 149°54′45″W / 61.37500°N 149.91250°W / 61.37500; -149.91250Coordinates: 61°22′30″N 149°54′45″W / 61.37500°N 149.91250°W / 61.37500; -149.91250
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
BoroughMatanuska-Susitna
Government
 • Borough mayorVern Halter
 • State senatorCharlie Huggins (R)
 • State rep.Mark Neuman (R)
Area
 • Total150.3 sq mi (389.3 km2)
 • Land148.0 sq mi (383.3 km2)
 • Water2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
Elevation
213 ft (65 m)
Population
 • Total529
 • Density3.5/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
Area code(s)907
FIPS code02-61788
GNIS feature ID1865561

Point MacKenzie is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. It is part of the Anchorage, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2010 census the population was 529, up from 111 in 2000. Seward's Success was once proposed to be constructed here in the 1970s.[1]

Geography[edit]

Point MacKenzie is located at 61°22′30″N 149°54′45″W / 61.37500°N 149.91250°W / 61.37500; -149.91250 (61.374982, -149.912390).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 150.3 square miles (389 km2), of which, 148.0 square miles (383 km2) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) of it (1.54%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
196025
2000111
2010529376.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Point MacKenzie first reported on the 1960 U.S. Census as the unincorporated village of "McKenzie Point."[4] At the time, it was within Anchorage Borough, which extended across to the west side of Knik Arm. It was later drawn into Matanuska-Susitna Borough. It did not report again until 2000, when it returned as Point MacKenzie, and was made a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 111 people, 39 households, and 26 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 0.8 people per square mile (0.3/km²). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 0.7/sq mi (0.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.89% White, 0.90% Black or African American, 3.60% Native American, 1.80% Asian, and 1.80% from two or more races.

There were 39 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, and 30.8% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 126.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 154.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $23,250, and the median income for a family was $69,688. Males had a median income of $46,563 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,228. There were 17.4% of families and 22.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doogan, Mike (September 8, 2000). "Point MacKenzie proves itself a graveyard for grand schemes". Anchorage Daily News. p. B1. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  4. ^ https://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/37721577v1p3ch2.pdf
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.