Fritz Creek, Alaska

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Fritz Creek, Alaska
Location of Fritz Creek, Alaska
Location of Fritz Creek, Alaska
Coordinates: 59°43′54″N 151°15′2″W / 59.73167°N 151.25056°W / 59.73167; -151.25056Coordinates: 59°43′54″N 151°15′2″W / 59.73167°N 151.25056°W / 59.73167; -151.25056
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
BoroughKenai Peninsula
Government
 • Borough mayorMike Navarre[1]
 • State senatorGary Stevens (R)
 • State rep.Paul Seaton (R)
Area
 • Total54.0 sq mi (139.9 km2)
 • Land54.0 sq mi (139.9 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,198 ft (365 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,932
 • Density36/sq mi (13.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99603
Area code(s)907
FIPS code02-27090
GNIS feature ID1866947

Fritz Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States, east of Homer. At the 2010 census the population was 1,932,[2] up from 1,603 in 2000.

Geography[edit]

Fritz Creek is located at 59°43′54″N 151°15′02″W / 59.731632°N 151.250527°W / 59.731632; -151.250527,[3] covering an area 6 to 20 miles (10 to 32 km) northeast of Homer. It sits on the north side of Kachemak Bay and is bordered to the southwest by the city of Kachemak, to the west by the Diamond Ridge CDP, and to the northeast by the Fox River CDP.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 54.0 square miles (139.9 km2), all of it recorded as land.

Climbing from sea level to over 1,500 feet (460 m), the community offers fantastic views of the Kenai Mountains and Kachemak Bay.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
197027
19803021,018.5%
19901,426372.2%
20001,60312.4%
20101,93220.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Fritz Creek first appeared on the 1970 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. In 1980 it was made a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,603 people, 661 households, and 413 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 29.5 people per square mile (11.4/km²). There were 854 housing units at an average density of 15.7/sq mi (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.95% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 2.37% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.87% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. 2.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 661 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,400, and the median income for a family was $49,881. Males had a median income of $42,083 versus $31,250 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $18,937. About 3.6% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 9.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fritz Creek CDP, Alaska". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.