This page looks at a variety of Dry Creek CDP Alaska housing market data taken from the most recent 2022 American Community Survey census data. Housing units are structures such as a single family home, apartment community, mobile home park, public housing, etc. where a person or family live and live separately from other residents of the building. Figure 1 shows the total number of housing units for each city. Dry Creek CDP depicts it has a Housing Units of 82 which is the second smallest in order of housing units of all the other places in the local area.
Figure 2 illustrates the housing density in the Dry Creek CDP housing market as measured by housing units per square land mile (includes single family homes, apartments, etc.) Dry Creek CDP shows it has a Housing Density of 0.6 which is the smallest when ranked by housing density of all the other places in the local area. The place with the highest housing density in the area is Delta Junction which shows a density of 34.3 ( markedly bigger). Comparing housing density to the United States average of 39.5, Dry Creek CDP is only about 1.5% the size. Also, measured against the state of Alaska, housing density of 0.6, Dry Creek CDP is only about 3.0% larger.
In Figure 3, Dry Creek CDP area change in the number of housing units and is a forward gauge (along with population change) for any potential housing shortage. Dry Creek CDP depicts it has a Housing Unit Change of 74.5% which is more than all other places in the greater Dry Creek CDP region. Comparing change in the housing units to the United States average of 7.4%, Dry Creek CDP is considerably bigger. Also, benchmarked against the state of Alaska, change in the housing units of 5.7%, Dry Creek CDP is substantially bigger.
Figure 4 shows the percentage of rental property based on that they are occupied by renters as a percent of the total number of households in the community (including homes, apartments, etc.) Dry Creek CDP shows it has a Renter Percent of 56.6% which is the second most renter percent of all the places in the greater Dry Creek CDP region.
Figure 5 illustrates the total number of housing units that are occupied by owners. it has a Owner Percent of 43.4% which is the second smallest as measured by owner percent of all the other places in the local area.
Dry Creek CDP Alaska Home Cost Charts
Figure 9 shows the median amount of cost as a percent of total household income for people who own homes in the Dry Creek CDP metro area. it has a Owner Cost as % of HH Income of 9% which is the second smallest when sorted by cost as a percent of household income of all the other places in the local area. The next chart, Figure 10, provides a comparison chart of the median home cost as a percent of a median worker take home earnings and is thus a valuable measure of affordable housing. Dry Creek CDP shows it has a Median Home Value as Percent of Median Earnings of 936% which is the largest of all places in the greater Dry Creek CDP region.
Housing cost as a percent of household income for owners who do not have a mortgage is shown in Figure 12. This analysis can be useful for understanding the affordable housing for home ownership excluding any financing cost in the area shown. Dry Creek CDP depicts it has a % of Income Owner Costs-No Mortgage of 9% which is the highest of all places in the greater Dry Creek CDP region.
Figure 16 shows the percentage of renters who pay for utilities in Dry Creek CDP Alaska. This is calculated as the percent of renters who pay separately for utilities versus the people who have utilities included as part of amenities. Dry Creek CDP has one of the largest proportions of pay extra for utilities at 60% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger place being Fort Greely CDP with 77%.
Dry Creek CDP Alaska Home Financing Charts
Figure 17 shows the proportion of houses with a mortgage versus those without a mortgage. Dry Creek CDP has the largest proportion of houses with mortgages at 100% of the total and is ranked #1.
Dry Creek CDP Alaska Home Characteristics Charts
Figure 19 shows, for the average house in each location, the median year that a house was built. This can be useful for understanding the relative age of one neighborhood versus another for a real estate investor. it has a Median Year Built of 1994 which is the largest of all places in the greater region.
Figure 20 looks at the distribution of housing units by the median age that the homes were built. it has the largest proportion of homes built between 2000 to 2009 at 34% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of homes built between 1990 to 1999 at 17% of the total. Figure 21 shows the year that people who own homes moved into this region. it has the largest proportion of owners moved in 2010 to 2014 at 97% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 22 shows the year that people who rent moved into the area. Dry Creek CDP has the largest proportion of renters moved in 2010 to 2014 at 79% of the total and is ranked #1.
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
Data sources - Mouse over icon in upper right corner of each chart for information.