Willow, Alaska Population 2024

1,952

Willow is a city located in Matanuska-Susitna County Alaska. Willow has a 2024 population of 1,952. Willow is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -0.2% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,956 in 2020.

The average household income in Willow is $82,747 with a poverty rate of 14.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Willow is 46.2 years, 47.6 years for males, and 44.5 years for females.

Willow Demographics

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

  • White: 86.53%
  • Two or more races: 8.09%
  • Native American: 4.87%
  • Asian: 0.51%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
690.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.2% (-4)
The current population of Willow, Alaska is 1,952 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,956.

Willow, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,68986.53%
Two or more races1588.09%
Native American954.87%
Asian100.51%
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Willow Population by Race

Willow Population Pyramid 2024

Willow Median Age

46.2

Total

47.6

Male

44.5

Female

Willow Adults

There are 1,475 adults, (441 of whom are seniors) in Willow.

Willow Age Dependency

88.8

Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Willow Sex Ratio

Female90646.41%
Male1,04653.59%

Willow Population by Age

Willow Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8452.388.911.1
Married4282.9196.73.3
Non Family3451.1880.619.4
Female414.5968.331.7
Male313.451000
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3

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

88.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Willow Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Willow Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Willow Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Willow Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,700

Average Earnings

$63,026

Average Male

$41,042

Average Female

Willow Earnings by Educational Attainment

Willow Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Willow Language

91.88% of Willow residents speak only English, while 8.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.5% of the population.

Willow Language

Willow Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,66024014.46%
Multiple1582012.66%
Native951920%
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14.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.1%

Male Poverty Rate

15.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Willow

The race most likely to be in poverty in Willow is Native, with 20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Willow is Multiple, with 12.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.63%.

Willow Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College16.14%
Bachelors or Greater11.88%
Less Than 9th Grade9.68%
High School8.51%
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Willow Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed71.43%
Male Unemployed68.42%
Female Employed8.8%
Male Employed2.93%
showing: 4 rows

Willow Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Willow Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Willow Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

58.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Willow Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Willow Marriage

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

Willow Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Willow Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

209

Number of Veterans

191

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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Willow Veterans by War

count

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Willow Veterans by Age

count

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Willow Veterans by Race

Willow Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Willow Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.4%

Labor Force Participation

41.8%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Willow Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Willow Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Willow Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

38.83%

Born in Willow

97.18%

Native Born

2.82%

Foreign Born

1.38%

Non Citizen

1.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.18% of Willow residents were born in the United States, with 38.83% having been born in Alaska. 1.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Willow Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,952
20231,952
20221,952-13-0.66%
20211,96590.46%
20201,956-31-1.56%
20191,987-139-6.54%
20182,12650.24%
20172,121401.92%
20162,081-4-0.19%
20152,0851417.25%
20141,944985.31%
20131,846-173-8.57%
20122,01920011%
20111,819-283-13.46%
20102,102
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Willow Population by Year