Fairbanks North Star Borough AK Information


Fairbanks North Star Borough Subdivisions

Fairbanks North Star Borough AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 101,502
Daytime Population: Workers 52,912
Daytime Population: Residents 47,833
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 100,745
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 96,725
Population in Familes 76,315
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,777
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $73,886
Average Household Income $89,757
Per Capita Income $34,536


Total Housing Units 43,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,659 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,871 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,039 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $244,336
Average Home Value $261,035


Total Households 37,530
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 24,042
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.54% 0.32%
Households 0.41% 0.27%
Families 0.18% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.34%


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, 2017 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 Density # 2 97th
Diversity Index # 15 52nd
Median Household Income # 10 69th
Per Capita Income # 12 62nd

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