Wasilla, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 8,621 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: +57.6%
Males: 4,292  (49.8%)
Females: 4,329  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  32.2 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99654.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,984 (it was $48,226 in 2000)
Wasilla:

$51,984
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,503 (it was $21,127 in 2000)

Wasilla city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $224,209 (it was $140,200 in 2000)
Wasilla:

$224,209
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $218,510; Detached houses: $220,734; Townhouses or other attached units: $163,397; In 2-unit structures: $244,113; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $181,126; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $421,917; Mobile homes: $136,919

Median gross rent in 2012: $955.

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  • White alone - 6,533 (78.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 608 (7.3%)
  • Two or more races - 541 (6.5%)
  • Hispanic - 378 (4.5%)
  • Asian alone - 205 (2.5%)
  • Black alone - 119 (1.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wasilla: 106.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.9%), Irish (15.1%), English (6.9%), Norwegian (4.5%), Swedish (4.2%), United States (3.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1974

Elevation: 333 feet

Land area: 11.7 square miles.

Population density: 736 people per square mile   (low).

Wasilla,AK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Wasilla:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wasilla city:

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

358 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This city:  4.3%
Alaska:  6.7%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 147 registered sex offenders living in Wasilla, Alaska as of May 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wasilla to the number of sex offenders is 58 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,428 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,708 (0.8%)

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 55 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 1998: 63 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $134,900
  • 2001: 33 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2003: 46 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2004: 49 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2005: 75 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $228,100
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2011: 38 buildings, average cost: $220,700
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $225,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 61.58 N, Longitude: 149.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,378 (+64.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,495 (43.4%)

Area code: 907

Wasilla household income distribution Wasilla home values distribution

Crime rates in Wasilla by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2011 2012
Murders 1000010
per 100,000 18.10.00.00.00.012.50.0
Rapes 2211342
per 100,000 36.135.615.614.038.350.224.4
Robberies 6764736
per 100,000 108.3124.693.455.989.337.673.3
Assaults 717410468843435
per 100,000 1282.11317.71618.7950.31072.1426.7427.4
Burglaries 47986151605961
per 100,000 848.71745.0949.4712.7765.8740.4744.8
Thefts 411443524508516341408
per 100,000 7421.57888.28155.67098.96585.84279.14981.7
Auto thefts 29332450502321
per 100,000 523.7587.6373.5698.7638.2288.6256.4
Arson 1724212
per 100,000 18.1124.631.155.925.512.524.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 303.7) 729.5789.6763.1589.5620.7395.7386.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Wasilla detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 45 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
Alaska average:

1.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1,352 (+32.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Wasilla: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wasilla, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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)

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

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:

Private high schools in Wasilla:

  • WASILLA LAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 2001 E PALMER WASILLA HWY; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 4001 E DARRINGTON VILLAGE AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wasilla:

Private elementary/middle school in Wasilla:

  • NORTHERN LIGHT MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 3369 S VALE AVE; Grades: 1 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Wasilla, School District: MATANUSKA-SUSITNA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 111. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

111
U.S.:

74

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 21.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.98. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.1%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.3% for Black residents, 9.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)
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

Wasilla, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Wasilla compared to Alaska state average:

  • House age below state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wasilla, Alaska:

  • Best Western Lake Lucille Inn, 1300 W Lk Lucille Dr, Wasilla, AK 99654 , Phone: (907) 373-1776, Fax: (907) 376-6199
  • Agate Inn, 4725 Begich Cir, Wasilla, AK 99654 , Phone: (907) 373-2290
  • Windbreak Cafe, 2201 E Park Hwy, Wasilla, AK 99654 , Phone: (907) 376-4484, Fax: (907) 373-2749
  • Roadside Inn, PO Box 878225, Wasilla, AK 99687 , Phone: (907) 373-4646
  • Trail Masters, LLC ( Log Cabin Rentals), HC 30 2150 S Endeavor Rd, Wasilla, AK 99654 , Phone: (907) 357-4889, Fax: (907) 376-9424
  • Alaska's Select Inn Motel, 3451 Palmdale Dr, Wasilla, AK 99654 , Phone: (907) 357-4768, Fax: (907) 376-0875
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wasilla, Alaska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Wasilla travel time to work - commute Wasilla mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.74%
Here: 27.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran Church
Adherents22.9%16.4%14.6%6.1%5.2%
Congregations9.2%9.2%12.3%1.5%3.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.3%4.2%3.5%2.9%20.0%
Congregations3.1%6.2%4.6%3.1%47.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

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.
State:

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

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

28.7%
Alaska:

27.8%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$50,419$60,5030$0
Other Government Administration 26$68,654$31,6860$0
Police Protection - Officers 25$167,414$80,3590$0
Police - Other 20$100,060$60,0361$1,911
Correction 0$0 2$7,359
Streets and Highways 8$44,353$66,5300$0
Sewerage 7$31,775$54,4710$0
Parks and Recreation 17$56,856$40,1341$1,311
Water Supply 5$26,074$62,5780$0
Local Libraries 9$36,206$48,2754$2,909
Other and Unallocable 3$15,578$62,3120$0
Totals for Government 130$597,389$55,1448$13,490

Wasilla government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,601,000 ($185.71)
    General - Other: $1,236,000 ($143.37)
    Air Transportation: $930,000 ($107.88)
    Regular Highways: $608,000 ($70.53)
    Police Protection: $309,000 ($35.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $175,000 ($20.30)
    Sewerage: $129,000 ($14.96)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,901,000 ($452.50)
    General - Other: $1,547,000 ($179.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,427,000 ($165.53)
    Central Staff Services: $894,000 ($103.70)
    Regular Highways: $779,000 ($90.36)
    Libraries: $693,000 ($80.39)
    Sewerage: $605,000 ($70.18)
    Financial Administration: $600,000 ($69.60)
    Water Utilities: $478,000 ($55.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $135,000 ($15.66)
    Air Transportation: $120,000 ($13.92)
    Health - Other: $50,000 ($5.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $707,000 ($82.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $703,000 ($81.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000 ($14.62)
    General - Other: $82,000 ($9.51)
    Regular Highways: $55,000 ($6.38)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($4.06)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($1.97)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($0.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,491,000 ($636.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $97,000 ($11.25)

Wasilla government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,217,000 ($141.17)
    Sewerage: $658,000 ($76.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $600,000 ($69.60)
    Air Transportation: $66,000 ($7.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,814,000 ($210.42)
    Air Transportation: $883,000 ($102.42)
    Water Utilities: $446,000 ($51.73)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($1.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $493,000 ($57.19)
    Highways: $119,000 ($13.80)
    Water Utilities: $39,000 ($4.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $325,000 ($37.70)
    Special Assessments: $243,000 ($28.19)
    Donations From Private Sources: $189,000 ($21.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $115,000 ($13.34)
    General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($1.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $767,000 ($88.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $451,000 ($52.31)
    General Local Government Support: $174,000 ($20.18)
    All Other: $124,000 ($14.38)
    Highways: $95,000 ($11.02)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,220,000 ($1301.47)
    Public Utilities Sales: $227,000 ($26.33)
    Property: $195,000 ($22.62)
    Motor Vehicle License: $92,000 ($10.67)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $21,000 ($2.44)
    Other License: $17,000 ($1.97)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $8,000 ($0.93)

Wasilla government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,849,000 ($2418.40)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,043,000 ($2208.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,806,000 ($209.49)

Wasilla government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,882,000 ($1262.27)

8.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,807 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.76%
Alaska average:

8.87%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($389 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.09%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.70% ($54,662 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.26% ($47,420)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($41,194)


7.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($352 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.39% ($45,900 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.28% ($46,553)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.24% ($52,959)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wasilla, Alaska:
  • Fatal accident count: 58
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 95
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 67
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 175
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
Alaska average:
  • Fatal accident count: 136
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 63
  • Fatalities: 148
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 363
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Wasilla fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 37
Total length: 201 meters (659ft)
Total costs: $156,000
Total average daily traffic: 382,512
Total average daily truck traffic: 23,377

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 29
  • 2010-2012: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wasilla, AK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wasilla)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 273 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wasilla, AK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 40 (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: 405 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wasilla)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 849 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wasilla)
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 208
  • Hazardous Condition: 63
  • Service Call: 50
  • Good Intent Call: 71

Incident types - Wasilla

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wasilla, AK
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
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

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