Sutton-Alpine, Alaska

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Sutton is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is part of the Anchorage, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2000 census the population was 1,080. The CDP includes the former coal mining community and road construction camp of Sutton.



Sutton is located at 61°42′45″N 148°53′8″W / 61.7125°N 148.88556°W / 61.7125; -148.88556 (61.712473, -148.885625)[1], 52–72 miles (84–116 km) northeast of Anchorage along the Glenn Highway.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 151.6 square miles (392.7 km²), of which, 151.3 square miles (391.8 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.23%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,080 people, 278 households, and 179 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7.1 people per square mile (2.8/km²). There were 352 housing units at an average density of 2.3/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 67.50% White, 4.54% Black or African American, 22.41% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.37% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 4.17% from two or more races. 1.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 278 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.09.

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