Susitna (Alaska)


Susitna is a census -designated place (CDP ) in Matanuska- Susitna Borough in Alaska in the United States.


Susitna is on the western bank of the Susitna River, at the foot of Mount Susitna. The area is located west of Big Lake located about 30 air miles from Anchorage.


The area of present-day CDPs Susitna was first settled by natives of the Dena'ina ( Tanaina ) Athabaskan. Today, the majority of the inhabitants of European immigrants comes from. A post office was established in 1906 and closed again in 1943. About 80 % of the 100 houses in the area are now only inhabited seasonally. Some residents work as fishermen, others are retired.


At the time of the census in 2000 ( U.S. Census 2000) had Susitna CDP 37 inhabitants on a land area of ​​409.8 km ². The mean age was 44.5 years (national average of the United States: 35.3 years ). The per capita income ( per capita income engl. ) amounted to U.S. $ 17,355 ( U.S. National Average: U.S. $ 21,587 ). 16.1 % of residents were with their income below the poverty line ( national U.S. average: 12.4% ) .32,4 % of the inhabitants are Scotch-Irish descent, 24.3% are of Slovak and German 21.6% descent.


Fishing and rafting on the Susitna River are popular pastimes in the summer months. A lodge offers a possibility of accommodation for travelers. The area is not accessible via a regular road link.