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 9,284 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Wasilla is the sixth largest community in Alaska.

Wasilla is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wasilla is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wasilla who work in office and administrative support (18.11%), sales jobs (10.06%), and healthcare (7.44%).

Wasilla is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The percentage of adults in Wasilla who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.11% of the adults in Wasilla have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wasilla in 2010 was $26,509, which is lower middle income relative to Alaska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,036 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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and French .

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