Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska

The Matanuska- Susitna Borough ( colloquially: Mat-Su ) is a Borough (administrative district ) in the state of Alaska to the United States of America. The administrative headquarters ( Borough Seat) is Palmer and Wasilla is the largest city.


Through the Borough flow of the Matanuska River and the Susitna River. The two rivers flow into the Cook Inlet, which represents the southern boundary of the Borough. Matanuska- Susitna Borough in are some of the few agricultural regions of Alaska. Parts of the Chugach National Forests and the National Park Denali and Lake Clark are in the Borough. Three main roads of Alaska through the Borough, these are the Glenn Highway, the George Parks Highway and the Denali Highway. The total area of ​​65 423 square kilometers of boroughs, of which 63 925 square kilometers of land and 1,498 square miles (2.29 percent) to water areas.


At the time of the census in 2000 ( U.S. Census 2000) had 59 322 inhabitants of the Borough on a land area of ​​63 925 square kilometers. The average age was 34.1 years ( national U.S. average: 35.3 years ). The per capita income ( per capita income engl. ) amounted to U.S. $ 21,105 ( U.S. National Average: U.S. $ 21,587 ). 11.0 percent of the residents were with their income below the poverty line ( national U.S. average: 12.4 percent).