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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 2017, Wasilla has a population of 10,151 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

The area code for Wasilla: (907)

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 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 (which had a count of 5,469 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Wasilla had an population of 10,151 people. This is an increase of 29.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 85.61% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Wasilla ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wasilla and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
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]   2,347   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wasilla. If available, we provide a satellite 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 ...

Official Website:

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wasilla, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wasilla.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Wasilla. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will 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 'point-to-point' distance. 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wasilla

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

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