Wasilla, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 10,151 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: +85.6%
Males: 5,100  (50.2%)
Females: 5,051  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

34.3 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99654.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,079 (it was $48,226 in 2000)
Wasilla:

$65,079
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,807 (it was $21,127 in 2000)

Wasilla city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $290,700 (it was $140,200 in 2000)
Wasilla:

$290,700
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $252,772; detached houses: $253,212; townhouses or other attached units: $425,660; in 2-unit structures: $248,676; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $129,728; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $180,722; mobile homes: $95,210

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,039.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wasilla: 102.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.8%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.9% for Black residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.5% for American Indian residents, 22.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wasilla, AK (2017)
    • 7,24174.8%White alone
    • 8328.6%Two or more races
    • 5836.0%Hispanic
    • 5705.9%American Indian alone
    • 2842.9%Black alone
    • 2512.6%Asian alone

Races in Wasilla detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 128 registered sex offenders living in Wasilla, Alaska as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wasilla is 74 to 1.


Crime rates in Wasilla by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(38.3)
2
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(27.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(50.2)
2
(24.4)
4
(46.3)
2
(22.7)
1
(11.0)
2
(20.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(89.3)
2
(20.1)
4
(38.1)
8
(72.9)
8
(69.7)
3
(37.6)
6
(73.3)
6
(69.4)
2
(22.7)
8
(87.9)
10
(104.3)
5
(49.5)
10
(95.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
84
(1,072)
43
(433.0)
60
(571.6)
64
(582.9)
N/A34
(426.7)
35
(427.4)
31
(358.6)
46
(522.3)
29
(318.7)
46
(479.9)
49
(485.5)
50
(475.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(765.8)
58
(584.0)
38
(362.0)
49
(446.3)
32
(279.0)
59
(740.4)
61
(744.8)
64
(740.3)
44
(499.6)
49
(538.5)
40
(417.3)
40
(396.3)
92
(874.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
516
(6,586)
442
(4,451)
360
(3,430)
341
(3,106)
263
(2,293)
341
(4,279)
408
(4,982)
520
(6,015)
511
(5,802)
532
(5,847)
409
(4,267)
377
(3,735)
470
(4,467)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
50
(638.2)
53
(533.7)
19
(181.0)
26
(236.8)
31
(270.2)
23
(288.6)
21
(256.4)
43
(497.4)
38
(431.5)
56
(615.5)
38
(396.5)
47
(465.7)
75
(712.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(26.2)
1
(12.5)
2
(24.4)
1
(11.6)
1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.4)
1
(9.9)
4
(38.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)639.9370.4302.8334.7265.4408.0398.9484.9453.7419.7375.6326.4428.1

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City-data.com crime index in Wasilla, AK

Crime rate in Wasilla detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 58 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Alaska average:

1.73
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Ancestries: American (11.5%), German (9.5%), Irish (6.8%), European (6.6%), English (5.5%), Russian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1974

Elevation: 333 feet

Land area: 11.7 square miles.

Population density: 866 people per square mile   (low).

Wasilla, Alaska map

525 residents are foreign born (2.7% Europe).

This city:

5.4%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,923 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,794 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (28.8 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2341.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Tanaina, AK (1.7 miles ),
Lakes, AK (2.3 miles ),
Meadow Lakes, AK (2.3 miles ),
Knik-Fairview, AK (2.5 miles ),
Gateway, AK (2.6 miles ),
Fishhook, AK (3.0 miles ),
Farm Loop, AK (3.3 miles ),
Houston, AK (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 61.58 N, Longitude: 149.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,478 (+66.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,376 (38.2%)

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Wasilla, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wasilla, AK in 2017

Wasilla tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.3%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,352 (+32.8%).
Most common industries in Wasilla, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (10.7%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.6%)
  • Public administration (11.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Wasilla, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)

Average climate in Wasilla, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wasilla, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.0. This is about average.

City:

84.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.14. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.14
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Wasilla-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 827% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 146.1 miles away from Wasilla center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 174.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 341.5 miles away from Wasilla center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 302.5 miles away from Wasilla center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML) earthquake occurred 268.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Wasilla topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wasilla:

  • FMC WASILLA (3787 E MERIDIAN LOOP)
  • MAT-SU REGIONAL HOME CARE (950 E BOGARD, STE 132)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Wasilla:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wasilla:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 30 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 30 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 233 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1367 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1370 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1378 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1392 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high schools in Wasilla:

  • WASILLA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,223, Location: 701 BOGARD RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • TWINDLY BRIDGE CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 274, Location: 141 E SELDON ROAD SUITE C, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)
  • BURCHELL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 216, Location: 1775 W PARKS HIGHWAY, Grades: 9-12)
  • MAT-SU CENTRAL SCHOOL (Location: 600 E RAILROAD AVE, SUITE 6, Grades: KG-12)
  • AMERICAN CHARTER ACADEMY (Location: 7362 W. PARKS HWY #723, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)
  • MAT-SU CAREER & TECH ED HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 2472 N SEWARD MERIDIAN PARKWAY, Grades: 9-12)
  • MAT-SU DAY SCHOOL (Location: 3901 E BOGARD ROAD, Grades: KG-12)

Private high school in Wasilla:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 33, Location: 4001 E DARRINGTON VILLAGE AVE, Grades: PK-11)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Wasilla:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wasilla:

  • OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 57, Location: 260 E NELSON AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • AXIOS ACADEMY (Students: 41, Location: 300 E KALLI CIR, Grades: PK-4)
  • NORTHERN LIGHT MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 13, Location: 3369 S VALE AVE, Grades: 2-8)
See full list of schools located in Wasilla

Library in Wasilla:

  • WASILLA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $780,945; Location: 391 NORTH MAIN STREET; 49,675 books; 1,602 audio materials; 2,506 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 79 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wasilla: Southcentral Foundation Valley Native Primary Care Center (A), Wasilla - Lakes Fire Service (B), Central Matanuska - Susitna Fire Department Station 61 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Mud Lake (A), Lucile Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Wasilla-Knik-Willow Creek Historical Society (Museums; Knik Road) (1), Dorothy G Page Museum (290 East Herning Avenue) (2), Forward Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 231 East Parks Highway) (3), Alaskan Tours and Vacations (Recreational Trips & Guides; 7362 W. Parks Hwy. #754) (4), Alaska Remote Guide Service (Tours & Charters; 3508 West Parks Hy) (5), Alaska Outdoors LLC (Tours & Charters; Schrock Road) (6), ABC Travel Time Inc (Tours & Charters; 191 East SWanson Avenue Suite 102) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Agate Inn (Palmer Wasilla Highway) (1), Hillside Cabins (Hatcher Passage) (2), A & W Windbreak Hotel Cafe & Lounge (2201 East Parks Highway) (3), Seymour Lake Bed & Breakfast Inn (PO Box 878465) (4), Valley Country Motel (Mountain Village Pla) (5), Best Western Lake Lucille Inn (1300 Lake Lucille Drive) (6), Alaska's Lake Lucille Bed & Breakfast (235 West Lakeview Avenue) (7), Alaska's Select Inn & Executive Suites (3451 Palmdale Drive Apt 2) (8), Kashim Inn Motel (181 West Parks Highway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Wasilla City - Youth Court (290 East Herning Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Rob Yundt - Mixed martial artist, Ray Schafer - College basketball player (Oregon Ducks).

Matanuska-Susitna Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wasilla and their reported violations in the past:

WASILLA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 18,222, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-24-2014), St Other (JUN-26-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 63 regular monitoring violations
MATSU WATER BOTTLING (Population served: 2,275, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
MSBSD COLONY SCHOOLS (Population served: 1,961, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JUL-20-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JUL-20-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
TESORO NORTH STORE 52 (Population served: 1,100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
MSBSD KNIK-GOOSE BAY ELEM. (Population served: 897, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JUL-20-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
MSBSD HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL (Population served: 623, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JUN-21-2010, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2011)
CHURCH ON THE ROCK WASILLA (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MSBSD RON LARSON SCHOOL (Population served: 575, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-29-2011 to FEB-29-2012)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wasilla that have no violations reported:

  • VALLEY UTILITIES LLC (Population served: 1,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MSBSD TEELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Population served: 914, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SACRED HEART PARISH (Population served: 803, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VALLEY COUNTRY STORE 2 (Population served: 770, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MSBSD COTTONWOOD CREEK ELEM (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MSBSD PIONEER PEAK (Population served: 475, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MSBSD SNOWSHOE ELEMENTARY (Population served: 427, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MSBSD MEADOW LAKES ELEMENTARY (Population served: 383, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MSBSD BIG LAKE ELEM #2 NEW (Population served: 365, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TESORO #78 (Population served: 315, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.7%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.4%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Wasilla in 2010:

  • 46 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 44 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
4 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Banks with branches in Wasilla (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Cottonwood Creek Branch, Wasilla Branch, Wasilla Wal-Mart Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Northrim Bank: Wasilla Branch at 850 East Usa Circle, branch established on 1994/02/14. Info updated 2012/02/15: Bank assets: $1,079.2 mil, Deposits: $918.5 mil, headquarters in Anchorage, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Northrim Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank Alaska: Wasilla Branch at 775 East Parks Highway, branch established on 1985/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,870.3 mil, Deposits: $1,931.3 mil, headquarters in Anchorage, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: North Lucille Street Branch at 201 North Lucille Street, branch established on 1988/11/07. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

For population 15 years and over in Wasilla:

Marital status in Wasilla, AK
  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

For population 25 years and over in Wasilla:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wasilla
2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wasilla, AK (based on Matanuska-Susitna Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,07674
Other5,65019
Catholic3,3544
Mainline Protestant2,27117
Black Protestant1931
Orthodox1121
None62,339-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.7%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wasilla:

50.5%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.8%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Wasilla:

29.0
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.8%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.9%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wasilla:

6.8
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wasilla:

34.8%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Wasilla:

58.1%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Wasilla:

80.1%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wasilla, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 24$170,172$85,0860$0
Police - Other 20$100,781$60,4691$1,721
Other Government Administration 13$36,934$34,09310$1,661
Financial Administration 13$67,410$62,2250$0
Parks and Recreation 11$51,675$56,37310$7,037
Local Libraries 7$32,924$56,4418$9,820
Sewerage 5$24,959$59,9020$0
Water Supply 5$29,928$71,8270$0
Streets and Highways 4$21,040$63,1200$0
Other and Unallocable 3$17,774$71,0960$0
Correction 2$7,923$47,5380$0
Airports 1$7,728$92,7360$0
Totals for Government 108$569,248$63,25029$20,239

Wasilla government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Libraries: $9,656,000 ($951.24)
    Regular Highways: $4,100,000 ($403.90)
    Water Utilities: $131,000 ($12.91)
    General - Other: $104,000 ($10.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($6.30)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,356,000 ($626.15)
    Regular Highways: $3,056,000 ($301.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,302,000 ($226.78)
    General - Other: $1,801,000 ($177.42)
    Sewerage: $1,437,000 ($141.56)
    Central Staff Services: $1,371,000 ($135.06)
    Water Utilities: $1,198,000 ($118.02)
    Financial Administration: $1,144,000 ($112.70)
    Libraries: $991,000 ($97.63)
    Air Transportation: $199,000 ($19.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $67,000 ($6.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $284,000 ($27.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $270,000 ($26.60)
    Police Protection: $169,000 ($16.65)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($2.56)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($0.69)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,602,000 ($748.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($2.56)

Wasilla government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,665,000 ($164.02)
    Sewerage: $1,549,000 ($152.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $726,000 ($71.52)
    Air Transportation: $86,000 ($8.47)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $17,000 ($1.67)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($0.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $485,000 ($47.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $697,000 ($68.66)
    Fines and Forfeits: $283,000 ($27.88)
    Rents: $177,000 ($17.44)
    General Revenue - Other: $106,000 ($10.44)
    Special Assessments: $105,000 ($10.34)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($0.99)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,964,000 ($193.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,117,000 ($602.60)
    Other: $1,437,000 ($141.56)
    General Local Government Support: $494,000 ($48.67)
    Sewerage: $247,000 ($24.33)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,975,000 ($1672.25)
    Motor Vehicle License: $58,000 ($5.71)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $29,000 ($2.86)
    Other License: $15,000 ($1.48)

Wasilla government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,518,000 ($346.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,809,000 ($276.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $709,000 ($69.85)

9.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.09%
Alaska average:

7.70%

0.31% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,740 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.31%
Alaska average:

0.16%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.86% ($65,112 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.30% ($54,318)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.24% ($77,690)


6.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
Alaska average:

8.52%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($426 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.04% ($55,484 average AGI)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.26% ($53,581)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($50,925)
Businesses in Wasilla, AK
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Lowe's1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Blockbuster2McDonald's2
Burger King1Nike4
Carl\s Jr.1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
ColorTyme1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Red Robin1
Famous Footwear1Sears1
FedEx5Starbucks2
Ford1Subway5
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Target1
H&R Block3U-Haul1
Home Depot1UPS4
IHOP1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger2Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wasilla:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wasilla:

  • KFAT (92.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNIK-FM (105.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UBIK CORPORATION)
  • KGOT (101.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASH-FM (107.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQEZ (92.1 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNBA (90.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSKA (91.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM., INC.)
  • KEAG (97.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWHL (106.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYMG (98.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRUA (88.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KATB (89.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMBQ (99.7 FM; WASILLA, AK; Owner: KMBQ CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Wasilla:

  • KAKM (Channel 7; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KTUU-TV (Channel 2; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMO (Channel 13; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTVA (Channel 11; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYES (Channel 5; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: FIREWEED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K25FM (Channel 25; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K27FJ (Channel 27; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K50EP (Channel 50; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K39EP (Channel 39; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K43EY (Channel 43; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K44EQ (Channel 44; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K46EN (Channel 46; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K49EE (Channel 49; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K52FI (Channel 52; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K53FN (Channel 53; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K63FT (Channel 63; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K64FA (Channel 64; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K65GM (Channel 65; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K67GT (Channel 67; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • K68FF (Channel 68; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ACS TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
Wasilla fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Wasilla fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 292ft / 88.9mTotal length
  • 308,794Total average daily traffic
  • 17,899Total average daily truck traffic
  • 283,652Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wasilla, AK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 232000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wasilla, AK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wasilla)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 579 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wasilla, AK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 546 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wasilla)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wasilla)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 1,118 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED120$209,36566$194,335404$203,65122$123,8051$275,69027$170,966
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$255,01311$192,69942$203,2284$79,7530$04$198,643
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$220,60518$146,477100$221,46214$78,8690$010$184,518
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$200,95715$173,463133$202,73416$132,3670$012$164,995
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$275,6883$82,04029$179,3094$76,6500$03$126,477
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.00 , 0009.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$177,1126$192,4651$107,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$249,5952$184,1200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$325,9033$258,6200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$350,5201$264,8600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$264,8600$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.00 , 0009.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wasilla, AK
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wasilla, AK - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 194. The highest number of reported fires - 284 took place in 2003, and the least - 137 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wasilla, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.2%), and Outside Fires (34.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wasilla, AK
    • 1,46044.2%Structure Fires
    • 1,13734.5%Outside Fires
    • 65519.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 481.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wasilla, AK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wasilla, Alaska:

  • Best Western Lake Lucille Inn, 1300 W Lk Lucille Dr, Wasilla, Alaska 99654 , Phone: (907) 373-1776, Fax: (907) 376-6199
  • Agate Inn, 4725 Begich Cir, Wasilla, Alaska 99654 , Phone: (907) 373-2290
  • Alaska's Select Inn Wasilla, 3451 Palmdale Dr, Wasilla, Alaska 99654 , Phone: (907) 357-4768, Fax: (907) 376-0875
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wasilla, Alaska
Most common first names in Wasilla, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5367.6 years
Robert4971.5 years
William4369.3 years
John4268.5 years
Charles3269.1 years
Mary2973.4 years
George2973.5 years
Richard2565.8 years
David2258.6 years
Dorothy2280.0 years
Most common last names in Wasilla, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2873.0 years
Johnson2671.6 years
Anderson1165.2 years
Nelson1077.2 years
Miller966.4 years
Brown973.2 years
Adams864.4 years
Jones872.9 years
Scott764.7 years
Robinson767.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wasilla, AK
  • 95.5%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Electricity
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wasilla, AK
  • 81.6%Utility gas
  • 12.4%Electricity
  • 4.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wasilla compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Wasilla on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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