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Eielson AFB, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Eielson Air Force Base CDP(1) had a population of 2,536 as of July 1, 2023. Eielson AFB 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 Eielson AFB is located at latitude 64.6741 and longitude -147.0605 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the Eielson Air Force Base Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 44.12 sq. miles and a water area of 1.5 sq. miles.

The Eielson Air Force Base Census Designated Place has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Eielson Air Force Base 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Eielson AFB, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 2,536 (100%)
Population in Households 2,147 (84.7%)
Population in Families 2,146 (84.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 389 (15.3%)
Population Density 85
Diversity Index2 64


Median Household Income $66,861
Average Household Income $81,211
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $25,060
Wealth Index5 40
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (58.1)


Total HU (Housing Units) 824 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 ( 3.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 702 (85.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $285,714
Average Home Value $383,333
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 732
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 720
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.88% -0.38%
Households -0.38% -0.08%
Families   -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.50%
Owner Occupied HU   1.92%

Eielson AFB, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eielson AFB to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 40 89th
Population Density # 79 78th
Median Household Income # 100 72nd
Housing Affordability Index # 105 30th
Per Capita Income # 222 37th
Diversity Index # 42 88th

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