Wasilla, Alaska Population 2020

11,435

Wasilla is a city located in Alaska. With a 2020 population of 11,435, it is the 4th largest city in Alaska (after , , and ) and the 2821st largest city in the United States. Wasilla is currently growing at a rate of 4.12% annually and its population has increased by 46.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,831 in 2010. Spanning over 13 miles, Wasilla has a population density of 922 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wasilla is $79,540 with a poverty rate of 12.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,052 per month, and the median house value is $238,000. The median age in Wasilla is 35.6 years, 34.2 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.5 males.

Wasilla Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wasilla was:

  • White: 80.78%
  • Two or more races: 8.88%
  • Native American: 4.91%
  • Asian: 2.96%
  • Black or African American: 2.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Other race: 0.12%
The current population of Wasilla, Alaska is 11,435, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,529.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,831.

Wasilla, Alaska Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,81580.78%
Two or More Races8598.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native4754.91%
Asian2862.96%
Black or African American2062.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.23%
Some Other Race120.12%

Wasilla Population Pyramid 2020

Wasilla Median Age

35.6


Total

34.2


Male

38.6


Female

Wasilla Adults

There are 6,984 adults, (1,295 of whom are seniors) in Wasilla.

Wasilla Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wasilla Sex Ratio

Female

4,802

49.63%

Male

4,873

50.37%

Wasilla Households and Families

Wasilla Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wasilla Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.1%20.9%
All56.5%43.5%
Male43.1%56.9%
Non Family42.1%57.9%
Female27.5%72.5%

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0613.1356.5
Married1,3564.1279.1
Non Family1,0211.3342.1
Female4363.5727.5
Male2484.3843.1

3.76

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

9.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wasilla Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3315.30%
9th to 12th Grade3395.43%
High School Graduate1,97131.56%
Some College1,93831.03%
Associates Degree65910.55%
Bachelors Degree67510.81%
Graduate Degree3325.32%

Wasilla Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,9894,468903
Native American32030518
Hispanic31323510
Multiple Races27225336
Asian24420822
Black1331238
Islander101010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,077$54,538$28,211
Less Than High School$62,889$63,607$
High School Grad$33,026$37,370$20,807
Some College$38,117$50,984$28,030
Bachelors Degree$57,750$85,700$42,639
Graduate Degree$54,792$88,472$48,702

$40,077

Average Earnings

$54,538

Average Male

$28,211

Average Female

Wasilla Language

Wasilla Language by Age

Wasilla Language

89.72% of Wasilla residents speak only English, while 10.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.33% of the population.

Wasilla Poverty

Wasilla Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,27986711.91%
Multiple81916920.63%
Native4708017.02%
Hispanic603477.79%
Black2064622.33%
Asian286289.79%
Islander2121100.00%

12.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.80%

Male Poverty Rate

14.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wasilla

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wasilla is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wasilla is Hispanic, with 7.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.40%.

Name Poverty
High School17.47%
Less Than High School17.39%
Some College9.50%
Bachelors or Greater3.49%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.28%
Male Unemployed28.34%
Female Employed7.77%
Male Employed4.20%

Wasilla Income

Wasilla Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,982$79,540
Families$70,000$86,284
Married Families$99,550-
Non Families$33,203$56,466

Wasilla Marital Status

Wasilla Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wasilla Married by Age and Sex

Wasilla Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wasilla Marital Status by Race

Wasilla Veterans

834

Number of Veterans

759

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam311
First Gulf War232
Second Gulf War221
Korea18
World War II16
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54317
55 to 64158
65 to 74145
75+139
18 to 3475
Name Veterans % of Total
White71712.42%
Indian7722.06%
Hispanic226.01%
Black1914.29%
2 or More133.31%
Asian83.28%

$Wasilla Veterans by Education

12.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wasilla Employment Status

55%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

10.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wasilla Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

38.89%

Born in Alaska

93.35%

Native Born

6.65%

Foreign Born

3.07%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.35% of Wasilla residents were born in the United States, with 38.89% having been born in Alaska. 3.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202011,4354534.12%
201910,9824534.30%
201810,5293803.74%
201710,1494534.67%
20169,6964665.05%
20159,2304475.09%
20148,7832222.59%
20138,5611661.98%
20128,3952823.48%
20118,1132172.75%
20107,8962,4273.74%
20005,4691,4413.11%
19904,0282,4289.67%
19801,6001,30018.22%
197030020011.61%
19601000.00%
19401000.00%