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Wasilla, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Wasilla had a population of 8,764 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wasilla: Washila, Wassila.


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Wasilla, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,764
Daytime Population: Workers 8,251
Daytime Population: Residents 5,016
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,267
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 8,589
Population in Familes 6,718
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density2 708
Diversity Index3 42
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,351
Average Household Income $82,691
Per Capita Income $31,882

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,695 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,582 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 245 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $235,323
Average Home Value $255,106
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,277
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 2,064
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.56% 1.36%
Households 1.4% 1.34%
Families 1.02% 1.15%
Median Household Income   3.76%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Wasilla, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wasilla to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 97th
Population Density # 11 97th
Diversity Index # 128 64th
Median Household Income # 90 75th
Per Capita Income # 92 74th

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