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Fairbanks, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Fairbanks is the 3rd largest city in Alaska with a population of 33,324 as of July 1, 2019. Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks is located at latitude 64.8378 and longitude -147.7164 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Fairbanks encompass a land area of 31.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.83 sq. miles. Fairbanks North Star Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 446 feet.

The City of Fairbanks (GNIS ID: 2419385) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fairbanks 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fairbanks: Barnettes Cache.

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Fairbanks, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fairbanks, AK Housing Affordability Index is 137
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Fairbanks, AK Wealth Index is 71
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 33,324 (100%)
Population in Households 30,475 (91.5%)
Population in Families 23,406 (70.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,849 ( 8.5%)
Population Density 1,049
Diversity Index2 68
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,358
Average Household Income $80,412
Per Capita Income $29,460
Wealth Index4 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,611 (33.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,330 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,981 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $211,732
Housing Affordability Index3 137
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 11,941
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 7,258
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.57% 0.33%
Households 0.35% 0.26%
Families 0.18% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Fairbanks, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairbanks to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 3 99th
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 19 95th
Median Household Income # 105 71st
Per Capita Income # 131 63rd

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