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Willow, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Willow Census Designated Place had a population of 2,565 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Willow is located at latitude 61.7472 and longitude -150.0375 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the Willow Census Designated Place 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.

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

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Willow, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Willow, AK Housing Affordability Index is 132
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Willow, AK Wealth Index is 97
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,565 (100%)
Population in Households 2,547 (99.3%)
Population in Families 1,968 (76.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 18 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 4
Diversity Index2 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,524
Average Household Income $78,343
Per Capita Income $33,176
Wealth Index4 97

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 897 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 189 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,039 (48.9%)
Median Home Value $220,476
Housing Affordability Index3 132
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,086
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 683
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.18% 1.55%
Households 2.14% 1.57%
Families 1.94% 1.45%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Willow, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 39 89th
Population Density # 255 28th
Diversity Index # 247 30th
Median Household Income # 122 66th
Per Capita Income # 83 77th

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