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Badger, Alaska - Basic Facts

Badger is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Badger Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Fairbanks North Star Borough at latitude 64.8 and longitude -147.5333. Fairbanks North Star Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 466 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Badger Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 65.64 sq. miles and a water area of 1.08 sq. miles.

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Badger, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 20,763
Population in Households 20,755
Population in Familes 17,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 316
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 7,395
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 5,459
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,523 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,872 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 705 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $249,253
Average Home Value $254,066


Median Household Income $77,265
Average Household Income $87,485
Per Capita Income $31,215
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.51% 1.34%
Households 1.79% 1.46%
Families 1.53% 1.31%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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.


Badger, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Badger to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 4 99th
Population Density1 # 25 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 139 61st
Median Household Income # 30 92nd
Per Capita Income # 77 79th

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