How much do we really know about
City Council Member, Seat E, Term October 1992 - October 1995 (First Term)
City Council Member, Seat E, Term October 1995 - October 1998 (Second Term) Sarah Palin only completed one-year of this term before she was elected Mayor.
Mayor of Wasilla, Term October 1999 - October 2002 (Second Term)
source: City of Wasill: City News web site.
What are the demographics of Wasilla?:
Population in July 2007: 9,780. Population change since 2000: +66.9%
It's population is pretty well split down the middle:
Males: 2,728 (49.9%) Females: 2,741 (50.1%)
The town is a bit younger than the rest of Alaska -
Median resident age: 29.7 years Alaska median age: 32.4 years
The estimated median household income in 2005: $47,900 (it was $48,226 in 2000) in comparison to the rest of Alaska: Wasilla $47,900 Alaska: $56,234
Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $158,800 (it was $137,700 in 2000)
the rest of Alaska: Alaska: $197,100
Races in Wasilla:
White Non-Hispanic (83.9%)
American Indian (9.1%)
Two or more races (5.9%)
Other race (1.3%)
source for the above data: City Data.com
While none of this is earth shattering at all - it's just statistics, hell it could be Toad Suck Ferry, AR for all that matters - I was just curious as to what the town profile looked liked that shaped the views and opinions of the candidate we are about to hear from for at least the next 60 days.
Now, where the hell is Wasilla?... Thanks Google Maps!
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