Cantwell (Yidateni Na’ in Ahtna Athabascan) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Denali Borough, Alaska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 219.
Cantwell is located in the southern part of Denali Borough at 63°23′17″N 148°54′1″W / 63.38806°N 148.90028°W / 63.38806; -148.90028 (63.388000, -148.900204). It is situated at the north end of Broad Pass, along Cantwell Creek and the Jack River, tributaries of the north-flowing Nenana River. Alaska Route 3, the George Parks Highway, passes through Cantwell: Anchorage is 212 miles (341 km) to the south, and Fairbanks is 150 miles (240 km) to the north.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Cantwell CDP has a total area of 117.6 square miles (304.7 km), of which 117.3 square miles (303.8 km) is land and 0.35 square miles (0.9 km), or 0.29%, is water.
Cantwell first appeared on the 1940 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It was classified as a census-designated place (CDP) in 1980.
As of the census of 2000, there were 222 people, 102 households, and 59 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1.9 people per square mile (0.7/km²). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 1.5/sq mi (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 65.32% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 22.52% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.90% from other races, and 9.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.
There were 102 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% are non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 37.4% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 111.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $43,750, and the median income for a family is $39,792. Males had a median income of $55,625 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,615. None of the families and about 2.0% of the population were living below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of 18 and none of those 65 and older.
Cantwell Alaska neighborhoods include: Anchorage, Anchor Point, Chiniak, Chugiak, Clam Gulch, Cooper Landing, Delta Junction, Douglas, Eagle River, Eielson Afb, Elmendorf Afb, Fairbanks, Fort Richardson, Girdwood, Haines, Homer, Indian, Juneau, Kasilof, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Metlakatla, Moose Pass, Nikolaevsk, Ninilchik, North Pole, Salcha, Seward, Sitka, Soldotna, Sterling, Tyonek, Wasilla