Denali Residential Profile

This page contains the residential profile of the Denali region service area. Primary and secondary research and more detailed information about the cities within this region are provided below.


Overview

The Denali Borough, AK is the 25th largest county in Alaska by population, containing about 2,060 residents. Because it accounts for only 4% of the population in the MTA service area, and because it has few other internet alternatives, Denali is not used in comparisons with other regions.

Economy

Households in the Denali region have a median annual income of $81,544, about 12% more than those in the Mat-Su region. The largest share (20%) of households have an income in the $75 - $100k range. 

The most common occupations, by number of people living in the Denali Borough, are:

  • "Service, Management, Business, Science, & Arts"

  • "Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance"

The largest percentage of workers are in:

  • Food & Serving jobs (15%)

  • Management (14.7%)

  • Administrative (8.8%)

  • Installation, Maintenance & Repair (8.3%).

Demographics

By age, in the Denali region:

  • In 2014, the average age of all residents was 39.1 and in 2015 it was 35.9.

  • Twenty percent of the population is 17 and under.

Of those 18 to 24, over a quarter (25.7%) are foreign-born residents. The most common racial or ethnic groups are white (84.7% of residents), multiracial (5.6%), and Native (3.5%).

Housing

Regarding housing, in the Denali region:

  • The median property value decreased from $196,100 in 2014 to $190,200 in 2015

  • The largest share of households have a property value in the $200 - $250k range (14.2%).

  • 75.3% of housing units are owner occupied, which is significantly higher than the national average (63.9%). The rate of owner-occupied homes also grew by 3.1% from 2014 to 2015.


Secondary Research

This section presents information that has been collected through secondary research. All data is publicly available through the parties listed under each infographic. The infographics are grouped into one of the following categories: Economy, Demographic, or Housing.


Primary Research

This section presents information that has been collected from the MTA Regional Telecommunications Survey. All data is originally-sourced and tailored to the research objectives. The charts in this section are grouped into one of the following categories: Economy, Housing, or Internet & TV.

To view cross-tabulated data about Denali, return to the Overall Residential Profile.


Details by City

Cantwell

Cantwell is a community in the Denali Borough. It is located along the Parks Highway, northeast of Talkeetna and south of Healy.

ZIP code: 99729

Population: 222

Ages under 15: 20%
15 - 34: 14%
35 - 64: 48%
65 and over: 19%

Households: 256

GCI coverage: 0%
MTA coverage: 89%


Healy

Healy is a community in the Denali Borough. It is located along the Parks Highway, north of Cantwell and south of Clear.

ZIP code: 99743

Population: 1,130

Ages under 15: 23%
15 - 34: 22%
35 - 64: 49%
65 and over: 5%

Households: 921
Owner-occupied: 323
Renter-occupied: 127

GCI coverage: 0%

MTA coverage: 90%


Anderson

Anderson is a community in the Denali Borough. It is located along the Parks Highway, north of Clear and southwest of Fairbanks.

ZIP code: 99744

Population: 160

Ages under 15: 16%
15 - 34: 13%
35 - 64: 53%
65 and over: 19%

Households: 153

GCI coverage: 0%
MTA coverage: 100%


Denali

Denali is a census-designated place within the Denali Borough. It is located within Denali Park, north of Talkeetna and west of Cantwell.

ZIP code: 99755

Population: 514

Ages under 15: 4%
15 - 34: 59%
35 - 64: 34%
65 and over: 3%

Households: 313

GCI coverage: 0%
MTA coverage: 90%


Clear

Clear is a census-designated place within the Denali Borough. It is located along the Parks Highway, north of Healy and south of Anderson.

ZIP code: 99704

Population: 41

Ages under 15: 0%
15 - 34: 56%
35 - 64: 44%
65 and over: 0%

Households: 10

GCI coverage: 0%
MTA coverage: 100%