Healy is a census-designated place (CDP) in the borough seat of Denali Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 1,021 at the 2010 census, up from 1,000 in 2000.
Healy is located at 63°58′15″N 149°7′37″W / 63.97083°N 149.12694°W / 63.97083; -149.12694 (63.970833, -149.126944). The George Parks Highway (Alaska Route 3) runs through the community, leading south 18 miles (29 km) to Denali Park and north 56 miles (90 km) to Nenana.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Healy CDP has a total area of 687.2 square miles (1,779.8 km), of which 687.0 square miles (1,779.2 km) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.5 km), or 0.03%, is water. By area, it is the second-largest CDP in the United States, exceeded by only Willow, Alaska.
Healy first appeared on the 1930 U.S. Census as the unincorporated community of “Healey Fork.” In 1940, it appeared as Healy Fork. It was shortened to *Healy beginning in 1950. It was made a census-designated place (CDP) in 1980.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,000 people, 436 households, and 245 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1.5 people per square mile (0.6/km²). There were 604 housing units at an average density of 0.9 per square mile (0.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.20% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 2.30% Native American, 1.90% Asian, 0.70% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 3.80% from two or more races. 2.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 436 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 2.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 132.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 142.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,000, and the median income for a family was $77,806. Males had a median income of $65,729 versus $30,227 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $28,225. About 2.5% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Healy 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