Badger, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Badger, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Badger Census Designated Place had a population of 20,481 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Badger, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,481
Daytime Population: Workers 1,709
Daytime Population: Residents 9,953
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,662
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 20,473
Population in Familes 17,319
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 312
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $83,577
Average Household Income $95,124
Per Capita Income $33,347


Total Housing Units 7,914 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,338 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,828 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 748 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $224,698
Average Home Value $236,849


Total Households 7,166
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 5,272
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 0.69% 0.45%
Households 0.61% 0.4%
Families 0.41% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 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 # 4 99th
Population Density # 26 93rd
Diversity Index # 131 63rd
Median Household Income # 18 95th
Per Capita Income # 72 80th

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