Big Lake, AlaskaBig Lake
is a town located in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
. As of the 2000
census, the population of the town is 2,635.
Geography\nBig Lake is located at 61°32'15" North, 149°53'28" West (61.537449, -149.891104)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 375.0 km²
). 341.7 km² (131.9 mi²) of it is land and 33.3 km² (12.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.89% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2
, there are 2,635 people, 971 households, and 647 families residing in the town. The population density
is 7.7/km² (20.0/mi²). There are 2,122 housing units at an average density of 6.2/km² (16.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 87.13% White
, 0.34% Black
or African American
, 7.32% Native American
, 0.27% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander
, 0.87% from other races
, and 4.02% from two or more races. 1.97% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 971 households out of which 31.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% are married couples living together, 8.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% are non-families. 24.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.10.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 118.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 125.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $43,382, and the median income for a family is $47,542. Males have a median income of $40,000 versus $30,139 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,285. 14.6% of the population and 9.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.7% are under the age of 18 and 1.0% are 65 or older.