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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    C+
Matanuska-Susitna Borough is a County in Alaska with a population of 101,135. Living in Matanuska-Susitna Borough offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The public schools in Matanuska-Susitna Borough are above average.
Population
101,135

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$235,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,098
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Matanuska-Susitna Borough Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    364.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    52.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    341.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,386
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    370.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,887
National
$55,322

Matanuska-Susitna Borough Reviews

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The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is a great place to live because it’s full of beautiful, wonderful places to hike and explore.
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The borough itself is massive, larger than West Virginia. There can be very sketchy people here, but lots of nice people. It is a growing population center, as Anchorage is running out of room.