Wasilla 60 Below average
Wasilla Livability #50 ranked city in Alaska#18,291 ranked city in the USARanks better than 37% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Wasilla

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

  • Cost Of Living

    This area is known for its high cost of living, which means you should anticipate higher costs for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries, and health care.

  • Crime

    Reporting high crime rates per 100,000 people, this area may be perceived as an unsafe place to reside. These statistics encompass both violent and property crime rates.

  • Ratings

    Through surveys and polls, AreaVibes obtained feedback from local residents in the area, and the results did not indicate a favorable outlook on factors like local amenities and the safety of the area.

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What's it like Living in Wasilla?

Located in the state of Alaska, Wasilla is a medium-sized city with a population of 10,469 inhabitants. At 81%, the majority of the Wasilla population is White; this is followed by 6% American Indian and Alaskan and 4% Asian. In Wasilla, only 50% of people over the age of fifteen are married. This city could be a good option for singles ready to mingle. The average American spends about 26 minutes on their one way commute to work each day. Lower travel times can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family and friends. While living in Wasilla, your commute times will be about average, with a one way commute time of 29 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Wasilla could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Alaska if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. To help you find the best places to live in and around Wasilla, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, commute, health & safety, employment and more.

Using data and statistics Wasilla has received a livability score of 60 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 39th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the United States average, this area has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Wasilla ranks well for housing (B+). The bad news for Wasilla, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (D-), crime (D-), cost of living (F) and education (D).

A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Wasilla has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Wasilla. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Wasilla are affordable. Median real estate prices in Wasilla come in at $258,100, which is 0.4% higher than the Alaska average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Wasilla, the home price to income ratio is 4.1, which is 17.1% higher than the Alaska average.

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      Wasilla transportation information

      Statistic Wasilla Alaska National
      Average one way commute29min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.2%68.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.8%12.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk7.3%7.9%2.8%
      Working from home4.6%4.6%4.6%
      Source: The Wasilla, AK data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).