Badger, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Badger, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Badger Census Designated Place had a population of 20,806 as of July 1, 2015. Badger ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Badger is located at latitude 64.8001 and longitude -147.3851 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the Badger Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 65.64 sq. miles and a water area of 1.08 sq. miles. Fairbanks North Star Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Badger Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582709) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Badger Census Designated Place is located within the Fairbanks North Star Census Subarea of Fairbanks North Star Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Badger population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Badger Census Designated Place, AK Boundary Map

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Badger, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 20,806
Population in Households 20,799
Population in Familes 17,714
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 317
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 7,381
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 5,471
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,506 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,875 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 718 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $264,921
Average Home Value $267,112


Median Household Income $79,439
Average Household Income $99,723
Per Capita Income $35,437
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 1.0%
Households 1.41% 1.14%
Families 1.28% 1.05%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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, 2015 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 # 125 65th
Median Household Income # 21 94th
Per Capita Income # 43 88th

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