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North Pole, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of North Pole had a population of 2,445 as of July 1, 2019. 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 64.7511 and longitude -147.3494 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of North Pole 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

North Pole, AK Housing Affordability Index is 187
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

North Pole, AK Wealth Index is 70
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 2,445 (100%)
Population in Households 2,437 (99.7%)
Population in Families 1,959 (80.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 599
Diversity Index2 49
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $74,525
Average Household Income $86,088
Per Capita Income $33,339
Wealth Index4 70

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 577 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 381 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $211,275
Housing Affordability Index3 187
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 958
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 623
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 1.26% 0.84%
Households 1.15% 0.8%
Families 1.14% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

North Pole, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Pole 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 # 40 89th
Population Density # 17 95th
Diversity Index # 108 70th
Median Household Income # 62 83rd
Per Capita Income # 82 77th

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