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College, Alaska - Basic Facts

The College Census Designated Place had a population of 13,405 as of July 1, 2016. College ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for College is located at latitude 64.8701 and longitude -147.8072 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the College Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Fairbanks North Star Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 436 feet.

The College Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418844) 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 College 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 College population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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College, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,405
Population in Households 11,989
Population in Familes 8,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,416
Population Density1 714
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 4,918
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 2,884
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,398 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,751 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,167 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 480 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $245,815
Average Home Value $272,946


Median Household Income $74,309
Average Household Income $89,799
Per Capita Income $35,851
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.13%
Households 0.32% 0.15%
Families 0.04% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

College, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares College to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 13 97th
Diversity Index2 # 82 77th
Median Household Income # 45 88th
Per Capita Income # 46 87th

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