Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK

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Population

6,889

1.16% decline

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Median Age

36.6


Median Household Income

$63,866

0.24% growth

Number of Employees

2,941

1.64% decline

Median Property Value

$191,700

4.91% decline

About

In 2017, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK had a population of 6.89k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $63,866. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK declined from 6,970 to 6,889, a -1.16% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,713 to $63,866, a 0.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.9%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (11.5%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.98%), White (Hispanic) (3.16%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.92%). N/A% of the people in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK speak a non-English language, and 95.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK is $191,700, and the homeownership rate is 71.7%. Most people in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12 minutes. The average car ownership in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alaska across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK employs 2.94k people. The largest industries in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK are Public Administration (537 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (354 people), and Construction (312 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($110,417), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($96,406), and Public Administration ($61,375).

Median household income in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK is $63,866. Males in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,667. The income inequality in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,866

2017 value

± $6,607

0.24%

1 Year Growth

± 17%

Households in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK have a median annual income of $63,866, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,713 in 2016, which represents a 0.24% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,424

Average Male Salary

± $3,558

$50,667

Average Female Salary

± $2,680

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alaska made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Alaska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $59,757 ± $2,775

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $46,641 ± $19,678

  3. Black

    $45,507 ± $11,416

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alaska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK is from Alaska.

0.436

2017 Wage GINI

0.436

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.191% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alaska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK was Census Tract 4 with a value of $78,229, followed by Census Tract 1 and N/A, with respective values of $50,662 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK (942 out of 6.79k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    585 ± 121

  2. Native American

    312 ± 56

  3. Hispanic

    66 ± 78

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.94k

2017 Value

± 268

-1.64%

1 Year decline

± 13.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK declined at a rate of -1.64%, from 2.99k employees to 2.94k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (439 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (298 people), and Management Occupations (294 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (439 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (298 people), and Management Occupations (294 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (3.27 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (3 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($113,125), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($96,667), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,393).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.94k

2017 Value

± 268

-1.64%

1 Year decline

± 13.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK declined at a rate of -1.64%, from 2.99k employees to 2.94k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK, are Public Administration (537 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (354 people), and Construction (312 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK, though some of these residents may live in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Public Administration (537 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (354 people), and Construction (312 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (22.3 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.91 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($110,417), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($96,406), and Public Administration ($61,375).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $42.3B

  2. $5.03B

  3. $3.84B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $42.3B, followed by Gasoline ($5.03B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($3.84B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alaska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68.5B

2020 Value

$74.6B

Projected 2045 Value

8.98% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alaska trade was $68.5B. This is expected to increase 8.98% to $74.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alaska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.2B

  2. $7B

  3. $1.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $19.2B, followed by Washington with $7B and Utah and $1.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alaska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82.3% of the population of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 8.6% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 5.09% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK was $11,064 in 2014. This is a 6.1% increase from the previous year ($10,428).

Primary care physicians in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK see 1140 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.7% decrease from the previous year (1386 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1719 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 860 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.4%). Additionally, Aleutians West Census Area has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,140 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK see an average of 1,140 patients per year. This represents a 17.7% decrease from the previous year (1,386 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$11,064

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,958

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,001

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,288

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alaska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.1%, from $10,428 to $11,064.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.7%

Uninsured

38.2%

Employer Coverage

17.7%

Medicaid

8.6%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

5.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK declined by 18.8% from 21.8% to 17.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 9.4% prevalence

  2. 9.4% prevalence

  3. 9.1% prevalence

Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 9.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alaska by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK is home to a population of 6.89k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.6% of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK residents were born outside of the country (731 people).

In 2017, there were 6.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.16k people) in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 794 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 343 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

731 people

10.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

751 people

As of 2017, 10.6% of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK residents (731 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    17,951 ± 3,249 people

  2. Korea

    4,417 ± 1,627 people

  3. Mexico

    3,317 ± 1,411 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 17,951 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 4,417 and Mexico with 3,317.

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Citizenship

95.2%

2017 Citizenship

94.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.2% of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    5.16k ± 13

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    794 ± 73

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    343 ± 87

In 2017, there were 6.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.16k people) in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 794 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 343 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    260 ± 89

  2. Vietnam

    239 ± 58

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    135 ± 61

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK was $191,700 in 2017, which is 0.835 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $201,600 to $191,700, a 4.91% decrease. The homeownership rate in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK have an average commute time of 12 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$191,700

2017 Median

± $12,857

$201,600

2016 Median

± $14,487

In 2017, the median property value in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK declined from to $191,700 from the previous year's value of $201,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$63,866

Median Household Income

± $6,607

2.14k

Number of Households

± 184

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.14k households in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK grew to $63,866 from the previous year's value of $63,713.

The following chart displays the households in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, 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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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%

2017 Homeownership

71.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.7% of the housing units in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

12 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK have a shorter commute time (12 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.06% of the workforce in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    59.1%

  2. Carpooled

    16.5%

  3. Walked

    12.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK was Drove Alone (59.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (16.5%) and those who Walked (12.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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