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Willow, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Willow Census Designated Place had a population of 2,330 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 2,330
Daytime Population: Workers 312
Daytime Population: Residents 1,359
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,671
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 2,310
Population in Familes 1,784
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $67,712
Average Household Income $82,749
Per Capita Income $35,199


Total Housing Units 2,041 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 827 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 ( 7.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,058 (51.8%)
Median Home Value $211,798
Average Home Value $274,849


Total Households 983
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 617
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.43% 1.34%
Households 1.33% 1.35%
Families 1.05% 1.14%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

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, 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 # 41 89th
Population Density # 258 27th
Diversity Index # 263 26th
Median Household Income # 66 82nd
Per Capita Income # 57 84th

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