Fairbanks North Star Borough AK Information


Fairbanks North Star Borough Subdivisions

Fairbanks North Star Borough AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 103,837
Population in Households 98,753
Population in Familes 77,877
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,084
Population Density1 14
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 38,505
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 24,768
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 44,524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,884 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,621 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,019 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $243,086
Average Home Value $259,761


Median Household Income $72,155
Average Household Income $88,275
Per Capita Income $34,138
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 0.52%
Households 0.89% 0.53%
Families 0.69% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fairbanks North Star Borough AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairbanks North Star Borough to the other 29 boroughs / census areas (ca) and borough equivalents in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 97th
Population Density1 # 2 97th
Diversity Index2 # 15 52nd
Median Household Income # 11 66th
Per Capita Income # 11 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.