Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK

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2022 Population
96,299
0.875% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Mary Peltola
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.1
0.627% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.88%
7.79% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$81,655
4.26% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$276,800
12.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
42,078
0.518% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK had a population of 96.3k people with a median age of 32.1 and a median household income of $81,655. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK declined from 97,149 to 96,299, a −0.875% decrease and its median household income grew from $78,321 to $81,655, a 4.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.97%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (6.67%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.93%), and White (Hispanic) (3.59%).

None of the households in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.5% of the residents in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK are University of Alaska Fairbanks (1,209 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK was $276,800, and the homeownership rate was 60%.

Most people in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK is home to a population of 96.3k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.18% of Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (4.99k people).

In 2022, there were 7.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.3k people) in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.64k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.42k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    65.3k ± 454
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    8.64k ± 1.02k
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    6.42k ± 762
8.35%
Hispanic Population
8.04k people

In 2022, there were 7.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.3k people) in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.64k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.42k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.35% of the people in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK are hispanic (8.04k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    20,850 ± 3,494 people
  2. Korea
    3,574 ± 1,464 people
  3. Mexico
    3,318 ± 1,411 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 20,850 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 3,574 and Mexico with 3,318.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.18%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.99k people
5.14%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.99k people

As of 2022, 5.18% of Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK residents (4.99k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK was 5.14%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,341 ± 655
  2. Vietnam
    2,069 ± 388
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,458 ± 308

Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK employs 42.1k people. The largest industries in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,037 people), Educational Services (4,916 people), and Retail Trade (4,271 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($105,833), Information ($98,906), and Utilities ($90,500).

Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,037. The income inequality in Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

42.1k
2022 Value
± 1,911
−0.518%
1 Year decline
± 6.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK declined at a rate of −0.518%, from 42.3k employees to 42.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,349 people), Management Occupations (3,943 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,586 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.1k
2022 Value
± 1,911
−0.518%
1 Year decline
± 6.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK declined at a rate of −0.518%, from 42.3k employees to 42.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,037 people), Educational Services (4,916 people), and Retail Trade (4,271 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$65,652
Median earning men ± $5,324
$41,415
Median earning women ± $2,044

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($132,711), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($92,389), and Public Administration ($79,667).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($75,703), Public Administration ($61,318), and Information ($56,979).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 317k people employed in Alaska. This represents a 3.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,133
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 506
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 453
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing the state of Alaska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alaska

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Lisa Murkowski
Senator from Alaska3
Assumed office on December 20, 2002
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of her father Frank Murkowski, who was elected List of governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska.
Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing Alaska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK

Mary Peltola
Alaska at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK awarded 1,209 degrees. The student population of Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,531 male students and 4,076 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK are White (652 and 55.3%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (137 and 11.6%), Two or More Races (120 and 10.2%), and Unknown (100 and 8.48%).

The largest universities in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK by number of degrees awarded are University of Alaska Fairbanks (1,209 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK are General Business Administration & Management (130 and 10.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (64 and 5.29%), and General Biological Sciences (49 and 4.05%).

The median tuition cost in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK for a public four year colleges is $7,659 for in-state students and $23,450 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2021 in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 74.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,607 (38.3% men and 61.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 6,607 students enrolled in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK, 38.3% men and 61.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,502 records, of which 59.6% were women and 40.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK was General Business Administration & Management with 53 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,209 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Alaska Fairbanks with 1,209 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 509 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK, which is 0.727 times less than the 700 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 652 degrees mean that there were 4.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 137 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($7,659) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,953) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.495% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.397% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (168k), Some college (147k), and Bachelors Degree (98.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK was $276,800 in 2022, which is 0.982 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $245,700 to $276,800, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK is 60%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK is $81,655. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK was Census Tract 12 with a value of $112,809, followed by Census Tract 9 and Census Tract 13, with respective values of $105,854 and $104,919.

In 2022, 23.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.78%.

Property

$276,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,789
$21,494
Median Property Taxes
±$1,313

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

60%
Homeownership
2022
70.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60% of the housing units in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 12
  2. Census Tract 9
  3. Census Tract 13

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK was Census Tract 12 with a value of $112,809, followed by Census Tract 9 and Census Tract 13, with respective values of $105,854 and $104,919.

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Household Income

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$81,655
Median Household Income
± $4,690
35.8k
Number of Households
± 1,646

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.8k households in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK grew to $81,655 from the previous year's value of $78,321.

The following chart displays the households in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK is from Alaska.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.437
2021 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2022, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.308% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.4%)
  2. Carpooled (13.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.09%)

In 2022, 72.4% of workers in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.3%) and those who worked at home (6.09%).

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 23.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.78%.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.88% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK (6.36k out of 92.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 7.9% of the children was living in poverty in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.3%.

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Health

91.4% of the population of Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 7.77% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 11.1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK see 1139 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.79% decrease from the previous year (1222 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 693 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 142 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,139 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK

Primary care physicians in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK see an average of 1,139 patients per year. This represents a 6.79% decrease from the previous year (1,222 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.1% under 18 years, 24.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.62%
Uninsured
43.3%
Employer Coverage
10.6%
Medicaid
7.77%
Medicare
18.6%
Non-Group
11.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK declined by 9.84% from 9.56% to 8.62%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 61 in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.4% in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.3% in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK.

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