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See what Wasilla, AK has to offer.

All About

Living in Wasilla, AK

Wasilla is a small town in Alaska with slightly more than 9,000 residents. With an average age of just under 37, the town's population is middle-of-the-pack compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 35. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 56% of residents own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $1,066 a month, which is $226 a month less than the state average.

Wasilla has a relatively high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Furthermore, 7% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Wasilla: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries account for 13% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of just over $71K, Wasilla workers earn less than the average Alaska resident. However, Wasilla's average income is nearly on par with the national average ($73,345).

Wasilla has an average commute time of about 32 minutes, slower than the Alaska average of about 20 minutes. Driving is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 31% of commuters, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Wasilla

I don't like living here at all and want to get a place of my own. This question doesn't pertain to me in the least bit.

The ability to target shoot in your back yard. Beautiful scenery abounds in the area.Way too many characters required. 100 to 500 characters in two sentences. Talk about run on sentences.

There's not much unique about my neighborhood. It is quite and comfortable and most people go out in the neighborhood for walks and bike rides

We are approximately two miles from our small, rural, downtown, with stores and restaurants. It's a newer, and quiet neighborhood were we all communicate and watch out for each other.

I like going dirt biking with my friends. And working on the motorcycle. So fun. So bla he is Jen we are a good person we are so happy we can do this for you guys we can do this for a good one year and a good time with him I wanna was the day we were doing.

Who Lives Here

Wasilla Demographics

Education

High School

29%

Associate's

26%

Bachelor's

7%

Master's

3%

Doctorate

35%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

21%

4 people

16%

5 people

11%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

41%

50-100k

29%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

6%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

15%

20-45

31%

45-65

25%

65+

16%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Wasilla?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

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*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Wasilla

Wasilla Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

35%

15-30 Mins

25%

30-40 Mins

9%

40-60 Mins

16%

60+ Mins

16%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 77

Walk Score®

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Percentage: 3333

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Pet

Things To Do In Wasilla

Top Score

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 100% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 100% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 100% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 100% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about Wasilla.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Wasilla Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Wasilla Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Wasilla

6/10

Iditarod Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

4/10

Tanaina Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

7/10
6/10

Larson Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

4/10

Snowshoe Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

8/10

Shaw Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

All About

Living in Wasilla, AK

Wasilla is a small town in Alaska with slightly more than 9,000 residents. With an average age of just under 37, the town's population is middle-of-the-pack compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 35. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 56% of residents own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $1,066 a month, which is $226 a month less than the state average.

Wasilla has a relatively high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Furthermore, 7% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Wasilla: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries account for 13% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of just over $71K, Wasilla workers earn less than the average Alaska resident. However, Wasilla's average income is nearly on par with the national average ($73,345).

Wasilla has an average commute time of about 32 minutes, slower than the Alaska average of about 20 minutes. Driving is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 31% of commuters, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number does exceed the national average.