Big Lake

Big Lake is a town in Alaska with a population of 2,888. Big Lake is in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Living in Big Lake offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Big Lake. The public schools in Big Lake are above average.

Real Estate

Crimes and Safety

- Based on violent and property crime rates.

Residents

B+ Based on ethnic and economic diversity

Big Lake is located close to the center of Alaska. Big Lake is part of Matanuska Susitna County. Big Lake has 116.11 square miles of land area and 12.64 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Big Lake population is 3,959, which has grown 50.25% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 16.17% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Big Lake median household income is $66,713 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 53.78% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 39.28% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Big Lake median house value is $191,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 77.15% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 70.80% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Big Lake is better than the state average in quality. The Big Lake area code is 907.

As of 2010-2014, the total population of Big Lake is 3,959, which is 50.25% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 16.17% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Big Lake population density is 30.75 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 1.09 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Big Lake is white, which represent 79.46% of the total population. The average Big Lake education level is lower than the state average and is about the same as the national average.

The average temperature of Big Lake is 34.47°F, which is higher than the Alaska average temperature of 32.03°F and is much lower than the national average temperature of 54.45°F.


Public Transportation

People Mover

People Mover is a division of the Municipality of Anchorage's Public Transportation Department (PTD) and is the largest public transit provider in the State of Alaska. Our buses hit the road on July 1, 1974 with 39,505 passengers hitching a ride during the first month. In 2008, People Mover set a ridership record of 4,220,667 trips that year. Today, each weekday, about 12,000 passengers enjoy a ride, boarding at one of our many bus stops in the greater Anchorage and Eagle River areas. The People Mover fleet includes modern, accessible, comfortable buses that travel 2.1 million miles annually - that's almost 85 trips around the world.