is a city located in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
. As of the 2000
census, the population of the city is 5,469.
Geography\nWasilla is located at 61°34'54" North, 149°27'9" West (61.581732, -149.452539)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 32.2 km²
). 30.4 km² (11.7 mi²) of it is land and 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.64% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2
, there are 5,469 people, 1,979 households, and 1,361 families residing in the city. The population density
is 180.2/km² (466.8/mi²). There are 2,119 housing units at an average density of 69.8/km² (180.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 85.46% White
, 0.59% Black
or African American
, 5.25% Native American
, 1.32% Asian
, 0.13% Pacific Islander
, 1.32% from other races
, and 5.94% from two or more races. 3.68% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,979 households out of which 43.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% are married couples living together, 13.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% are non-families. 23.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.27.
In the city the population is spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $48,226, and the median income for a family is $53,792. Males have a median income of $41,332 versus $29,119 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,127. 9.6% of the population and 5.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.6% are under the age of 18 and 9.7% are 65 or older.