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Wasilla is in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, in the Anchorage metro area.

The community was named after Indian chief.

The latitude of Wasilla is 61.581N. The longitude is -149.439W.

It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 341 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,084.


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Median household income
Local
$48,226
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wasilla demographic reports
Wasilla is between the Matanuska and Susitna valleys.
Established as a stop on the Alaska Railroad. Developed as a supply depot for gold miners.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 111. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 17.3 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Dorothy Page Museum & Historic Townsite, Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wasilla demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Anchorage area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 99654 ZIP code.

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19% of Wasilla residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wasilla ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wasilla was $21,127, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Wasilla residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wasilla, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $665.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,225.


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Libraries in Wasilla include Wasilla Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wasilla include Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

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The average commute time for Wasilla workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Wasilla include Agate Inn, Best Western Lake Lucille Inn, Grand View Inn & Suites.

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