Susitna North, Alaska

Matanuska- Susitna Borough


Y ( waɪ ) is a census -designated place (CDP ) in Matanuska- Susitna Borough in Alaska in the United States. The village is situated between Willow and Talkeetna at the George Parks Highway. Y to include the settlements Montana Creek and Sunshine. In the Sunshine Highway and the Talkeetna Spur Road form a Y-shaped intersection.


Athabaskan from the group of Ahtna lived in the Talkeetna Mountains and had a village at the mouth of Sunshine Creek, whose name Tsuk Qayeh means as much as " old village ". Dena'ina Athabascan - lived in the winter far from the modern Talkeetna on Deshka River and the middle reaches of the Susitna River. On Kashwitna River there was a settlement. 1915 was a small Dena'ina village during the construction of the Alaska Railroad with Montana Creek. The railroad and in 1971 completed Highway promoted the colonization of the region.

Economy and infrastructure

Many residents of the CDPs are self-employed as a small business or work in the catchment area of the cities Palmer and Wasilla. The area is accessible via the George Parks Highway. For air transport is an airstrip in the near neighborhood of Frankfurt city Talkeetna available. In the area there is a school, which is attended by about 200 students. The medical care is ensured by hospitals and outpatient clinics in Talkeetna, Palmer, Trapper Creek and Anchorage.


At the time of the census in 2000 ( U.S. Census 2000) had Y CDP 956 inhabitants on a land area of ​​863.5 km ². The average age was 40.8 years ( national U.S. average: 35.3 years ). The per capita income ( per capita income engl. ) amounted to U.S. $ 15,437 ( U.S. National Average: U.S. $ 21,587 ). 17.4 % of residents were with their income below the poverty line ( national U.S. average: 12.4% ) .22,1 % of the inhabitants are Irish and 11.5% German ancestry. Approximately 11.2% of the residents are Alaska Native descendants.