The City of Wasilla had a population of 8,878 as of July 1, 2016. Wasilla ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Wasilla is located at latitude 61.5752 and longitude -149.4568 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Wasilla (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.69 sq. miles. Matanuska-Susitna Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 341 feet.
The City of Wasilla (GNIS ID: 2418871) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The City of Wasilla is located within the Matanuska-Susitna Census Subarea of Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wasilla population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Wasilla: Washila, Wassila.
|Population in Households||8,728|
|Population in Familes||6,829|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||150|
|Average Household Size||2.64|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||3,656 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,681 (46.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,630 (44.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||345 ( 9.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$236,227|
|Average Home Value||$254,804|
|Median Household Income||$59,904|
|Average Household Income||$81,122|
|Per Capita Income||$31,150|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.6%|
|Per Capita Income||1.53%|
The table below compares Wasilla to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 11||97th|
|Population Density1||# 12||97th|
|Diversity Index2||# 127||64th|
|Median Household Income||# 95||73rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 99||72nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.