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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.

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, 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.

In terms of college education, Wasilla is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.52% of adults 25 and older 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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