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Wasilla, Alaska

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Welcome to Wasilla ...

The pronunciation of Wasilla: wah-SI-luh<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Wasilla has a population of 9,748 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Wasilla was established in 1917.

Wasilla is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Wasilla lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wasilla is located in the (907) area code.

The ZIP codes for Wasilla: 99654, 99687<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wasilla had a population of 7,831 people.

The population of Wasilla represents 1.1% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,831 people, the population of Wasilla increased 43.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,469 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Wasilla had an population of 9,748 people. This is an increase of 24.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 78.24% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wasilla.

Communities near Wasilla ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2016
Butte   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Chugiak   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Farm Loop   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gateway   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Houston   [Map]   2,290   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Knik-Fairview   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Wasilla.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wasilla. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wasilla. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wasilla:

Websites for Wasilla ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wasilla ...

Looking for more information about Wasilla? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wasilla, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Wasilla.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Wasilla. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wasilla.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wasilla - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wasilla). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wasilla or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wasilla. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wasilla) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wasilla. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wasilla

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wasilla. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.5809, Longitude: -149.4415     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wasilla.