City of Wasilla

June 2015 Member Spotlight

Wasilla was incorporated in 1973. The current city resident population is 8,456 (90% urban, 10% rural – population change since 2000: +54.6%) with a conservatively estimated population of more than 80,000 adjacent Borough residents who patronize the Wasilla business and commercial center.

In Wasilla, major growth resulted from the 1970s and 80s Alaska oil boom and pipeline development and by 1984 Wasilla had again become the commercial heart of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and for a time was the fastest growing city of its size in the United States. By the end of 2009, the City of Wasilla had 1,726 businesses registered with the Department of Finance, Sales Tax Division.

As with all cities, many vital public services are handled within the City of Wasilla — from Police, Fire and EMS to public parks/recreation; from business licenses and sales tax collection to animal care and regulations — your City handles it all!