Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

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Population
103,464
2.3% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
Median Age
35

Poverty Rate
10.3%

Median Household Income
$75,905
1.36% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$243,000
3.14% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
43,000
0.714% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK had a population of 103k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $75,905. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK grew from 101,135 to 103,464, a 2.3% increase and its median household income grew from $74,887 to $75,905, a 1.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.43%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.56%), White (Hispanic) (3.58%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%). NaNk% of the people in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are Alaska Bible College (5 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is $243,000, and the homeownership rate is 76.9%. Most people in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing the state of Alaska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is currently represented by N/A N/A in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alaska

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Lisa Murkowski
Senator from Alaska3
Assumed office on December 20, 2002
Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing Alaska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alaska over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from N/A

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the N/A for Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is home to a population of 103k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.6% of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (3.73k people).

In 2018, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.2k people) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.69k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5.75k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    82.2k ± 224
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.69k ± 522
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    5.75k ± 415
4.78%
Hispanic Population
4.94k people

In 2018, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.2k people) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.69k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5.75k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.78% of the people in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are hispanic (4.94k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.6%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.73k people
3.42%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
3.46k people

As of 2018, 3.6% of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK residents (3.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was 3.42%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
47
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    17,951 ± 3,249 people
  2. Korea
    4,417 ± 1,627 people
  3. Mexico
    3,317 ± 1,411 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 17,951 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 4,417 and Mexico with 3,317.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2018 Citizenship
98.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.4% of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,309 ± 321
  2. Vietnam
    3,046 ± 236
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,851 ± 199

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is $75,905. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was Census Tract 11 with a value of $100,888, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 10.04, with respective values of $98,616 and $98,455.

Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,667. The income inequality in Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK employs 43k people. The largest industries in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,273 people), Retail Trade (5,371 people), and Construction (5,343 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,036), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($84,978).

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,905
2018 value
± $1,736
1.36%
1 Year Growth
± 3.29%

Households in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK have a median annual income of $75,905, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $74,887 in 2017, which represents a 1.36% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,424
Average Male Salary in Alaska
± $3,558
$50,667
Average Female Salary in Alaska
± $2,680

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alaska made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Alaska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Alaska
  1. White
    $59,757 ± $2,775
  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $46,641 ± $19,678
  3. Black
    $45,507 ± $11,416

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alaska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Alaska.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is from Alaska.
0.436
2017 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.436
2016 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2017, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.191% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alaska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 11
  2. Census Tract 3
  3. Census Tract 10.04

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was Census Tract 11 with a value of $100,888, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 10.04, with respective values of $98,616 and $98,455.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK (10.5k out of 101k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    8,303 ± 459
  2. Two Or More
    841 ± 157
  3. Native American
    774 ± 142

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

43k
2018 Value
± 1,023
0.714%
1 Year growth
± 3.39%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK grew at a rate of 0.714%, from 42.7k employees to 43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,935 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,736 people), and Management Occupations (4,188 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,935 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,736 people), and Management Occupations (4,188 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.19 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.98 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,088), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,844), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,478).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

43k
2018 Value
± 1,023
0.714%
1 Year growth
± 3.39%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK grew at a rate of 0.714%, from 42.7k employees to 43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,273 people), Retail Trade (5,371 people), and Construction (5,343 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,273 people), Retail Trade (5,371 people), and Construction (5,343 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.59 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.06 times), and Construction (1.94 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,036), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($84,978).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $40.8B
  2. $4.7B
  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $40.8B, followed by Gasoline ($4.7B) and Fuel oils ($3.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alaska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$64.6B
2015 Value in Alaska
$74.6B
Projected 2045 Value in Alaska
15.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alaska trade was $64.6B. This is expected to increase 15.5% to $74.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alaska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $17.7B
  2. $7.35B
  3. $1.53B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $17.7B, followed by Washington with $7.35B and Utah and $1.53B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alaska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK awarded 5 degrees. The student population of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is skewed towards men, with 27 male students and 15 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are White (4 and 80%), followed by Two or More Races (1 and 20%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK by number of degrees awarded are Alaska Bible College (5 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are Biblical Studies (5 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK are $9,000 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 3 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was Biblical Studies with 3 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
5 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$9,000
Median Private

In 2017, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alaska Bible College with 5 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2
Degrees Awarded to Men
3
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK, which is 0.667 times less than the 3 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    0 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK were to White students. These 4 degrees mean that there were 4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was $243,000 in 2018, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $235,600 to $243,000, a 3.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is 76.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$243,000
2018 Median
± $2,587
$235,600
2017 Median
± $2,432

In 2018, the median property value in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK grew to to $243,000 from the previous year's value of $235,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$75,905
Median Household Income
± $1,736
30.9k
Number of Households
± 719

In 2018, the median household income of the 30.9k households in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK grew to $75,905 from the previous year's value of $74,887.

The following chart displays the households in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.9%
2018 Homeownership
76.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 76.9% of the housing units in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

32.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK have a longer commute time (32.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.78% of the workforce in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    73.6%
  2. Carpooled
    10.4%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.48%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK was Drove Alone (73.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.4%) and those who Worked At Home (6.48%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

84.8% of the population of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK has health coverage, with 41.5% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 6.75% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 5.21% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Alaska was $11,064 in 2014. This is a 6.1% increase from the previous year ($10,428).

Primary care physicians in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK see 2351 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.9% increase from the previous year (2083 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 863 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.4%). Additionally, Aleutians West Census Area has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,351 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

Primary care physicians in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK see an average of 2,351 patients per year. This represents a 12.9% increase from the previous year (2,083 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Alaska.
$11,064
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Alaska
$5,958
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,001
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,288
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alaska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.1%, from $10,428 to $11,064.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.2%
Uninsured
41.5%
Employer Coverage
17%
Medicaid
6.75%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
5.21%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK declined by 6.4% from 16.3% to 15.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 9.4% prevalence
  2. 9.4% prevalence
  3. 9.1% prevalence

Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 9.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alaska by county over multiple years.

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