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The Pleasant Valley CDP(1) had a population of 593 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Valley is located at latitude 64.8814 and longitude -146.8686 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the Pleasant Valley Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 31.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fairbanks North Star Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Pleasant Valley Census Designated Place 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 Pleasant Valley 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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Pleasant Valley, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 593 (100%)
Population in Households 574 (96.8%)
Population in Families 436 (73.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 19 ( 3.2%)
Population Density 19
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $68,976
Average Household Income $80,276
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $33,732
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 214 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (26.5%)
Median Home Value $260,484
Average Home Value $270,775
Housing Affordability Index3 130


Total Households 264
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 153
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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.96% -0.41%
Households -0.67% -0.30%
Families   -0.40%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   3.34%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.09%

Pleasant Valley, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Valley to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 110 69th
Population Density # 163 55th
Median Household Income # 75 79th
Housing Affordability Index # 236 67th
Per Capita Income # 115 68th
Diversity Index # 166 53rd

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