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Susitna, Alaska
Location in Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the state of Alaska.
Location in Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the state of Alaska.
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Matanuska-Susitna
 • Borough mayor Vern Halter
 • State senators Mike Dunleavy (R)
David Wilson (R)
 • State reps. David Eastman (R)
Mark Neuman (R)
 • Total 158.8 sq mi (411.4 km2)
 • Land 158.2 sq mi (409.8 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
33 ft (10 m)
 • Total 18
 • Density 0.113/sq mi (0.0438/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-74340
GNIS feature ID 1410439

Susitna is a census-designated place (CDP) in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. It is part of the Anchorage, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP is 18.


Susitna is located at 61°33′27″N 150°34′36″W / 61.5575°N 150.57667°W / 61.5575; -150.57667 (61.557631, -150.576743).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 158.9 square miles (412 km2), of which, 158.2 square miles (410 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (0.38%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 37 people, 19 households, and 6 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 0.2 people per square mile (0.1/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 0.6/sq mi (0.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.19% white, and 10.81% from two or more races.

There were 19 households out of which 15.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 63.2% were non-families. 47.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $51,250 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,355. There were no families and 16.1% of the population living below the poverty line, none of whom were aged under 18 or over 64.

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