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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Wasilla is a town in Alaska with a population of 9,296. Wasilla is in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Living in Wasilla offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wasilla there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Wasilla. The public schools in Wasilla are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$233,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,032
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Wasilla Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    485.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    396.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,735.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    465.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Wasilla

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,259
National
$55,322
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Wasilla Reviews

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Wasilla is a growing community that offers all the conveniences of big city living with a small town feel. It has shopping, entertainment, and recreation opportunities that give residents and visitors a vast array of options for enjoyment. Economically, Wasilla is a great place to start a business. Many residents commute from Wasilla to nearby Anchorage for work, but spend their after-work dollars locally. New construction continues to thrive and grow within Wasilla and contractors and laborers stay as busy as they want. Surrounded by stunning mountains, the views in Wasilla are tru to Alaska's scenic reputation and the lakes and rivers offer world-class fishing for the outdoors enthusiasts. There is something for everyone in Wasilla!
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Friendly people hometown feel athletic community. If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, Wasilla, Ak is the right place to be. Surrounded by mountains you can always find something outdoorsy to do. Everything you need is located in the town center including the world famous Mugshot Saloon and grill. The food is wonderful. Wasilla has a wide variety of restaurants that offer different ethnic cuisines including Korean, Chinese, Greek, Italian, and American. Just a stones throw away from the bustling city if Anchorage, Wasilla is a quieter place to travel to. And if you have any problem there are always friendly faces to help you out!
Compared to other places in the US, and even within Alaska, Wasilla is a dump. Ugliest Main Street this reviewer has ever seen. No semblance of unity in design and functionality. Dangerous roads (and terrible, dangerous drivers). Many people have a bit of rural redneck and Wild West / Wild Frontier attitude: “Don’t tell me what to do” and “Laws are for breaking” and the universal answer “Well, this is Alaska” (when a reasonable person challenges any local backwoods behaviors or ways of life that conflict with laws or civilized norms). Lots of crime and drugs and outdated infrastructure. The natural beauty of this area is amazing, so one must always try to look up and past the unnatural ugliness created by the humans here.