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Knik River, Alaska

Knik River is a town located in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 582.


\nKnik River is located at 61°30'28" North, 149°0'13" West (61.507679, -149.003743)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 241.3 km² (93.2 mi²). 234.2 km² (90.4 mi²) of it is land and 7.1 km² (2.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.95% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 582 people, 216 households, and 147 families residing in the town. The population density is 2.5/km² (6.4/mi²). There are 263 housing units at an average density of 1.1/km² (2.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 85.74% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 6.70% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.86% Pacific Islander, 1.37% from other races, and 5.15% from two or more races. 2.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 216 households out of which 38.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% are married couples living together, 5.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% 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 2.69 and the average family size is 3.22. In the town the population is spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 119.8 males. The median income for a household in the town is $55,000, and the median income for a family is $55,000. Males have a median income of $36,071 versus $27,143 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,104. 15.3% of the population and 19.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.8% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.