Wasilla, AK
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Wasilla is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 9,054 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Wasilla is the fourth largest community in Alaska.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wasilla is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wasilla is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wasilla who work in sales jobs (11.15%), office and administrative support (10.71%), and management occupations (9.55%).

One of the nice things about Wasilla is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The percentage of adults in Wasilla who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.52% of the adults in Wasilla have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wasilla in 2018 was $32,650, which is middle income relative to Alaska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,600 for a family of four. However, Wasilla contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wasilla is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wasilla home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wasilla residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Wasilla include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Wasilla is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.


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