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Glacier View, Alaska
Location in Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the state of Alaska.
Location in Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the state of Alaska.
Glacier View, Alaska is located in Alaska
Glacier View, Alaska
Glacier View, Alaska
Location in Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Matanuska-Susitna
 • Total 234.33 sq mi (606.90 km2)
 • Land 232.12 sq mi (601.18 km2)
 • Water 2.21 sq mi (5.72 km2)
 • Total 375
 • Density 1.62/sq mi (0.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-28590

Glacier View 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 234, down from 249 in 2000. The terminus of Matanuska Glacier is located approximately three miles southwest of Glacier View.


Glacier View is located at 61°49′7″N 147°42′53″W / 61.81861°N 147.71472°W / 61.81861; -147.71472 (61.818532, -147.714741).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 450.6 square miles (1,167 km2), of which, 448.2 square miles (1,161 km2) of it is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) of it (0.54%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 249
2010 234 −6.0%
2020 375 60.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

Glacier View first appeared on the 2000 U.S. Census as a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census of 2000, there were 249 people, 104 households, and 61 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 0.6 people per square mile (0.2/km2). There were 260 housing units at an average density of 0.6/sq mi (0.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.76% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 7.23% Native American, 0.40% Asian, and 3.21% from two or more races.

There were 104 households, out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 26.5% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 34.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 122.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,429, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $13,542 versus $36,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,855. None of the families and 4.0% of the population were living below the poverty line.

Sports and recreation

Skiing is a popular activity in the winter. The surrounding Chugach Mountains provide excellent back country ski slopes. Majestic Heli Ski provides helicopter guided services during the winter months from the popular Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge.

Hiking is available year-round on many trails. Some are within walking distance of the Glenn Highway while many others are a leisurely drive away.

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