Statewide Claims to Fame

Fairbanks is 1st in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Fairbanks is 2nd in Alaska out of 10 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Fairbanks is 2nd in Alaska out of 12 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Fairbanks is 2nd in Alaska out of 13 other cities in Retail sales

Fairbanks is 2nd in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Housing units

Fairbanks is 2nd in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Fairbanks is 2nd in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Fairbanks is 3rd in Alaska out of 11 other cities in Current population (2012)

Fairbanks is 3rd in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Households

Fairbanks is 3rd in Alaska out of 22 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Fairbanks, Alaska Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Fairbanks Rank Alaska US
Current population (2012) 32,312 3rd 731,449 313,914,040
Size in square miles 31.7 12th 570,640.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 995 4th 1.2 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Fairbanks Rank Alaska US
Residents younger than 5 9.6% 3rd 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.0% 14th 25.6% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 7.3% 12th 8.5% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Fairbanks Rank Alaska US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 88.9% 22nd 91.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 20.4% 17th 27.2% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Fairbanks Rank Alaska US
Race - White 66.1% 17th 67.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 9.0% 1st 3.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 10.0% 5th 14.8% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.6% 7th 5.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 3rd 1.2% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 7.9% 6th 7.1% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 9.0% 2nd 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 61.8% 19th 63.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Fairbanks Rank Alaska US
Female residents 46.8% 22nd 47.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.8% 7th 6.9% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Fairbanks Rank Alaska US
Housing units 13,056 2nd 311,201 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 49.3% 2nd 24.4% 25.9%
Households 12,215 3rd 252,920 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 37.5% 22nd 64.3% 66.1%
Home median value $197,900 19th $235,100 $186,200
People per household 2.4 17th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Fairbanks Rank Alaska US
Income per capita $27,522 17th $31,944 $27,915
Income per household $55,409 20th $69,014 $52,762
Income below poverty line 10.5% 8th 9.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Fairbanks Rank Alaska US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,649 4th 68,728 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,185,557 2nd $9,303,387 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $33,695 2nd $13,635 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $155,725 2nd $1,851,293 $613,795,732

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