Matanuska-Susitna Borough

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Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska

350 E Dahlia Ave
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907) 745-4801
Fax: (907) 745-9845
www.co.mat-su.ak.us

In south-central AK, north of Anchorage. Name Origin: For the Metanuska River, derived from Russian for 'copper river people,' variously spelled Matanooski, Mednofski, Miduuski; and the Susitna River, from Tanaina Indian meaning 'sandy river'; also spelled Sushitna, Sushit, Sutschitna, Sustchino.

Area (sq mi):: 25259.79 (land 24681.54; water 578.25) Population per square mile: 3.10
Population 2005: 76,006 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 28.10%; 1990-2000 49.50% Population 2000: 59,322 (White 86.30%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.50%; Asian 0.70%; Other 11.10%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 34.10
Income 2000: per capita $21,105; median household $51,221; Population below poverty level: 11.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,902-$29,483
Unemployment (2004): 8.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 40.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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