Wasilla, AK

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Population

9,296

3.61% growth

Median Age

34.4


Median Household Income

$60,259

2.45% decline

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Number of Employees

3,443

0.664% decline

Median Property Value

$233,000

0.561% growth

About

In 2017, Wasilla, AK had a population of 9.3k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $60,259. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wasilla, AK grew from 8,972 to 9,296, a 3.61% increase and its median household income declined from $61,774 to $60,259, a -2.45% decrease.

The population of Wasilla, AK is 76.6% White Alone, 9.28% Two or More Races, and 5.41% Hispanic or Latino. 8.88% of the people in Wasilla, AK speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wasilla, AK is $233,000, and the homeownership rate is 56.2%. Most people in Wasilla, AK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Wasilla, AK is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Wasilla, AK employs 3.44k people. The largest industries in Wasilla, AK are Health Care & Social Assistance (654 people), Retail Trade (457 people), and Public Administration (361 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,300), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,900).

Median household income in Wasilla, AK is $60,259. Males in Wasilla, AK have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,667. The income inequality in Wasilla, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,259

2017 value

± $7,748

-2.45%

1 Year Growth

± 15.8%

Households in Wasilla, AK have a median annual income of $60,259, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,774 in 2016, which represents a -2.45% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,424

Average Male Salary

± $3,558

$50,667

Average Female Salary

± $2,680

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wasilla, AK made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $59,757 ± $2,775

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $46,641 ± $19,678

  3. Black

    $45,507 ± $11,416

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wasilla, AK workers was White. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wasilla, AK is from Alaska.

0.436

2017 Wage GINI

0.436

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.191% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alaska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6.01

  2. Census Tract 10.04

  3. Census Tract 7.05

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wasilla, AK was Census Tract 6.01 with a value of $87,759, followed by Census Tract 10.04 and Census Tract 7.05, with respective values of $84,722 and $73,235.

The following map shows all of the places in Wasilla, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wasilla, AK (1.31k out of 9.15k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    920 ± 177

  2. Two Or More

    217 ± 103

  3. Native American

    99 ± 71

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wasilla, AK is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.44k

2017 Value

± 293

-0.664%

1 Year decline

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wasilla, AK declined at a rate of -0.664%, from 3.47k employees to 3.44k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wasilla, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (536 people), Sales & Related Occupations (366 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (341 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wasilla, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wasilla, AK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (536 people), Sales & Related Occupations (366 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (341 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wasilla, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.99 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.64 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wasilla, AK, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($98,068), Protective Service Occupations ($97,955), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($95,469).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.44k

2017 Value

± 293

-0.664%

1 Year decline

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wasilla, AK declined at a rate of -0.664%, from 3.47k employees to 3.44k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wasilla, AK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (654 people), Retail Trade (457 people), and Public Administration (361 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wasilla, AK, though some of these residents may live in Wasilla, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Wasilla, AK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (654 people), Retail Trade (457 people), and Public Administration (361 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wasilla, AK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.88 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.25 times), and Construction (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wasilla, AK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($90,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,300), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,900).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.8B

  2. $4.7B

  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $40.8B, followed by Gasoline with $4.7B and Fuel oils and $3.1B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alaska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$64.6B

2015 Value

$74.6B

Projected 2045 Value

15.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alaska trade was $64.6B. This is expected to increase 15.5% to $74.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alaska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $7.35B

  3. $1.53B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $17.7B, followed by Washington with $7.35B and Utah and $1.53B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alaska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.8% of the population of Wasilla, AK has health coverage, with 35.8% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 8.21% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 6.03% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Wasilla, AK was $11,064 in 2014. This is a 6.1% increase from the previous year ($10,428).

Primary care physicians in Wasilla, AK see 1131 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.25% decrease from the previous year (1157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1045 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 281 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.4%). Additionally, Aleutians West Census Area has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1131 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Alaska see an average of 1131 patients per year. This represents a 2.25% decrease from the previous year (1157 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$11,064

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,958

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,001

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,288

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alaska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.1%, from $10,428 to $11,064.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.2%

Uninsured

35.8%

Employer Coverage

24%

Medicaid

8.21%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

6.03%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wasilla, AK declined by 1.07% from 14.3% to 14.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wasilla, AK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 9.4% prevalence

  2. 9.4% prevalence

  3. 9.1% prevalence

Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 9.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alaska by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Wasilla, AK is home to a population of 9.3k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.55% of Wasilla, AK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wasilla, AK is composed of 7.12k White Alone residents (76.6%), 863 Two or More Races residents (9.28%), 503 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.41%), 424 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (4.56%), 243 Asian Alone residents (2.61%), 127 Black or African American Alone residents (1.37%), 19 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.204%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wasilla, AK are Spanish or Spanish Creole (205 speakers), Russian (161 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (63 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

57

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wasilla, AK was 34.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Wasilla, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wasilla, AK residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.55%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.55% of Wasilla, AK residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wasilla, AK was 5.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    17,951 ± 3,249 people

  2. Korea

    4,417 ± 1,627 people

  3. Mexico

    3,317 ± 1,411 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wasilla, AK was Philippines, the natal country of 17,951 Wasilla, AK residents, followed by Korea with 4,417 and Mexico with 3,317.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Wasilla, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wasilla, AK was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.12k ± 340

  2. Two or More Races

    863 ± 249

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    503 ± 185

In 2017, there were 8.25 times more White Alone residents (7.12k people) in Wasilla, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 863 Two or More Races and 503 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Wasilla, AK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    205 speakers (2.56%)

  2. Russian

    161 speakers (2.01%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    63 speakers (0.786%)

8.88% of Wasilla, AK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Wasilla, AK was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.56% of the overall population of Wasilla, AK are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.01% speak Russian and 0.786% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    247 ± 93

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    208 ± 77

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    122 ± 55

Wasilla, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wasilla, AK was $233,000 in 2017, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $231,700 to $233,000, a 0.561% increase. The homeownership rate in Wasilla, AK is 56.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wasilla, AK have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wasilla, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,259

Median Household Income

± $7,748

2.99k

Number of Households

± 229

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.99k households in Wasilla, AK declined from $60,259 from the previous year's value of $61,774.

The following chart displays the households in Wasilla, AK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$233,000

2017 Median

± $6,832

$231,700

2016 Median

± $7,592

In 2017, the median property value in Wasilla, AK grew to to $233,000 from the previous year's value of $231,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wasilla, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wasilla, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wasilla, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wasilla, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

56.2%

2017 Homeownership

55.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.2% of the housing units in Wasilla, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wasilla, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wasilla, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wasilla, AK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wasilla, AK have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.6% of the workforce in Wasilla, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.78%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wasilla, AK was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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