North Pole, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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North Pole, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of North Pole had a population of 2,344 as of July 1, 2018. North Pole 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 North Pole is located at latitude 64.7527 and longitude -147.3627 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of North Pole (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Fairbanks North Star Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 499 feet.

The City of North Pole (GNIS ID: 2419438) 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 North Pole 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.

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North Pole, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,344
Population in Households 2,336
Population in Familes 1,881
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 563
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $76,345
Average Household Income $88,065
Per Capita Income $34,124


Total Housing Units 1,008 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 559 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 348 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $219,718
Average Home Value $220,491


Total Households 907
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 591
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.24% 1.04%
Households 1.11% 1.08%
Families 0.94% 0.96%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

North Pole, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Pole to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 41 89th
Population Density # 17 95th
Diversity Index # 110 69th
Median Household Income # 51 86th
Per Capita Income # 78 78th

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