Wasilla, Alaska Population 2022

11,924
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Wasilla is a city located in Matanuska-Susitna County Alaska. Wasilla has a 2020 population of 11,924. Wasilla is currently growing at a rate of 3.13% annually and its population has increased by 51.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,886 in 2010.

The average household income in Wasilla is $84,790 with a poverty rate of 11.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,083 per month, and the median house value is $243,400. The median age in Wasilla is 36.7 years, 34 years for males, and 39.3 years for females.

Wasilla Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wasillawas:

  • White: 81.49%
  • Two or more races: 6.88%
  • Native American: 5.91%
  • Asian: 3.41%
  • Black or African American: 1.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.44%
  • Other race: 0.12%
The current population of Wasilla, Alaska is 11,924 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,924.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,886.

Wasilla, Alaska Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,20781.49%
Two or More Races6936.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native5955.91%
Asian3433.41%
Black or African American1771.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander440.44%
Some Other Race120.12%
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Wasilla Population by Race

Wasilla Population Pyramid $2022

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Wasilla Median Age

36.7


Total

34


Male

39.3


Female

Wasilla Adults

There are 7,346 adults, (1,530 of whom are seniors) in Wasilla.

Wasilla Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wasilla Sex Ratio

Female

5,108

50.72%

Male

4,963

49.28%

Wasilla Population by Age

Wasilla Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wasilla Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female27.1%72.9%
Male40.2%59.8%
Non Family45.3%54.7%
All57.5%42.5%
Married78.3%21.7%

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wasilla Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1923.1357.5
Married1,4483.9278.3
Non Family1,0771.5345.3
Female4283.8927.1
Male2394.2740.2

3.7

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

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Wasilla Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1742.58%
9th to 12th Grade3555.25%
High School Graduate2,49436.91%
Some College2,02730.00%
Associates Degree5978.84%
Bachelors Degree72510.73%
Graduate Degree3855.70%
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Wasilla Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wasilla Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,4055,039967
Native American38334931
Hispanic34124612
Asian30025947
2+ Races26925832
Black100917
Islander141414

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%.

Wasilla Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,245$52,880$31,414
Less Than 9th Grade$63,147$64,267$
High School Graduate$36,012$46,563$23,570
Some College$38,833$47,372$30,759
Bachelors Degree$73,542$88,667$53,036
Graduate Degree$57,292$90,313$48,793

$43,245

Average Earnings

$52,880

Average Male

$31,414

Average Female

Wasilla Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wasilla Language by Age

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Wasilla Language

90.92% of Wasilla residents speak only English, while 9.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.00% of the population.

Wasilla Language

Wasilla Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,67982110.69%
Multiple68617024.78%
Native5917011.84%
Asian3434513.12%
Black1774022.60%
Islander432865.12%
Hispanic660142.12%
OtherNaN%

11.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.45%

Male Poverty Rate

14.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wasilla

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wasilla is Islander, with 65.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wasilla is Hispanic, with 2.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.48%.

Wasilla Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.42%
High School12.06%
Some College8.91%
Bachelors or Greater2.97%

Wasilla Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.57%
Male Unemployed26.36%
Female Employed6.74%
Male Employed3.46%

Wasilla Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wasilla Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,587$84,790
Families$72,393$91,247
Married Families$98,958-
Non Families$38,512$62,161
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Income by Household Type

Wasilla Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wasilla Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Wasilla Marital Status by Race

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Wasilla Marital Status

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882

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam281
First Gulf War253
Second Gulf War240
Korea23
World War II17

Wasilla Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54311
75+201
55 to 64147
65 to 74138
18 to 3485

Wasilla Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White77112.74%
Native American8420.44%
Hispanic215.32%
Black1717.00%
2+ Races102.96%

Wasilla Veterans by Race

Wasilla Veterans by Education

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7.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wasilla Veterans by Education

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54.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Wasilla Employment by Age

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Wasilla Employment by Race

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Wasilla Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.78%

Born in Wasilla

94.03%

Native Born

5.97%

Foreign Born

1.92%

Non Citizen

4.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.03% of Wasilla residents were born in the United States, with 40.78% having been born in Alaska. 1.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wasilla Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202211,9243623.13%
202111,5623623.23%
202011,2003623.34%
201910,8383623.46%
201810,4763503.46%
201710,1264454.60%
20169,6814594.98%
20159,2224455.07%
20148,7772242.62%
20138,5531661.98%
20128,3872823.48%
20118,1052192.78%
20107,8862,4173.73%
20005,4691,4413.11%
19904,0282,4289.67%
19801,6001,30018.22%
197030020011.61%
19601000.00%
19401000.00%

Wasilla Population by Year