Willow, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Willow, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Willow Census Designated Place had a population of 2,202 as of July 1, 2015. Willow ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Willow is located at latitude 61.887 and longitude -149.6197 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Willow Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 691.02 sq. miles and a water area of 8.46 sq. miles. Matanuska-Susitna Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 220 feet.

The Willow Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419286) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Willow Census Designated Place 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 Willow population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Willow: Willow Creek, Willow Station.

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Willow Census Designated Place, AK Boundary Map

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Willow, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,202
Population in Households 2,191
Population in Familes 1,708
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 3
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 946
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 600
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,020 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 795 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,074 (53.2%)
Median Home Value $288,816
Average Home Value $436,398


Median Household Income $60,610
Average Household Income $76,978
Per Capita Income $33,248
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 1.16%
Households 1.1% 1.32%
Families 0.91% 1.17%
Median Household Income   4.74%
Per Capita Income   3.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Willow, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 44 88th
Population Density1 # 264 26th
Diversity Index2 # 265 25th
Median Household Income # 96 73rd
Per Capita Income # 73 80th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.