Fairbanks Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Fairbanks?

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There are 31,427 residents in Fairbanks, with a median age of 27.9. Of this, 53.08% are males and 46.92% are females. US-born citizens make up 89.06% of the resident pool in Fairbanks, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.32%. Additionally, 2.62% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 21,944 people in Fairbanks currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 31,427 -0.4%
Male Population 16,681 -1.0%
Female Population 14,746 0.3%
Male population 53.08%
Female population 46.92%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 27.9 1.1%
Citizen US Born 27,990 -1.5%
Citizen not US Born 2,614 16.2%
Not Citizen 823 -8.6%
Citizen US Born 89.06%
Citizen not US Born 8.32%
Not Citizen 2.62%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 800 81.4%
Moved from Same County 3,472 -12.9%
Moved from Same State 733 19.2%
Moved from Different State 3,744 0.0%
Same House as Last Year 21,944 -1.0%
Moved from Abroad 2.61%
Moved from Same County 11.31%
Moved from Same State 2.39%
Moved from Different State 12.2%
Same House as Last Year 71.5%

What are the employment statistics in Fairbanks?

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White-collar workers make up 75.38% of the working population in Fairbanks, while blue-collar employees account for 24.62%. There are also 863 entrepreneurs in Fairbanks (7.32% of the workforce); 6,579 workers employed in private companies (55.84%); and 2,818 people working in governmental institutions (23.92%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 8,881 -3.3%
Blue Collar 2,901 -6.1%
White Collar 75.38%
Blue Collar 24.62%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 863 13.1%
Private Companies 6,579 -4.3%
Governmental Workers 2,818 -9.1%
Not for Profit Companies 1,522 -0.7%
Self Employees 7.32%
Private Companies 55.84%
Governmental Workers 23.92%
Not for Profit Companies 12.92%

How many households are there in Fairbanks?

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There are a total of 11,175 households in Fairbanks, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 66.16% of these Fairbanks households, while non-family units account for the remaining 33.84%. Additionally, 36.81% of households have children and 63.19% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 11,175 2.8%
Average People Per Household 3 -3.4%
Family Households 7,393 5.3%
Non-family Households 3,782 -1.6%
Family Households 66.16%
Non-family Households 33.84%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 4,114 3.3%
Households without Children 7,061 2.6%
Households with Children 36.81%
Households without Children 63.19%

What are the median and average incomes in Fairbanks?

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The average annual household income in Fairbanks is $82,366, while the median household income sits at $64,397 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $70,028, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $76,477. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $50,020 and $64,583, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $82,366 0.1%
Median Household Income $64,397 2.9%
People below Poverty Level 2,552 -16.9%
People above Poverty Level 25,541 0.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Fairbanks?

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There are 13,233 housing units in Fairbanks, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1981. Of the 11,175 occupied housing units in Fairbanks, 37.83% are owner-occupied, while 62.17% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 63.14% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $221,000. In general, housing costs reach $1,352 per month in Fairbanks.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 13,233 2.1%
Median Year Built 1981 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 351 2.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 592 1.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,373 5.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,444 -3.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 2,678 -9.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 3,417 28.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,151 3.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,347 -7.5%
Built in 2010 or Later 880 -14.7%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 11,175 2.8%
Owner Occupied 4,227 8.6%
Renter Occupied 6,948 -0.4%
Owner Occupied 37.83%
Renter Occupied 62.17%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 2,669 1.8%
Without Mortgage 1,558 22.7%
Median Value with Mortgage $221,000 7.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $212,700 -5.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,352 -4.1%
With Mortgage 63.14%
Without Mortgage 36.86%

What is the level of education in Fairbanks?

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Approximately 35.31% of the population in Fairbanks holds a high school degree (that's 8,320 residents), while 31.19% have attained a college certificate (7,023 locals) and 14.56% have a bachelor's degree (3,430 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 580 12.6%
Some High School 8,320 -1.1%
Some College 7,023 0.7%
Associate Degree 2,158 18.6%
Bachelor's Degree 3,430 -1.5%
Graduate Degree 1,724 -1.7%
No High School 2.46%
Some High School 35.31%
Some College 31.19%
Associate Degree 9.16%
Bachelor's Degree 14.56%
Graduate Degree 7.32%

What is the marital status of Fairbanks residents?

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A total of 8,369 people in Fairbanks have never been married (which represents 34.27% of the total population), while 12,894 of them are wedded (52.8%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 473 (1.94%) and 2,408 (9.86%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 8,369 -6.9%
Married 12,894 3.7%
Separated 473 25.5%
Widowed 750 -10.2%
Divorced 2,408 -4.5%
Never Married 34.27%
Married 52.8%
Separated 1.94%
Widowed 3.07%
Divorced 9.86%

What are the most common means of transportation in Fairbanks?

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The top three means of transportation people in Fairbanks use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 13,680 residents commute by car, 889 prefer going to work by walking and 163 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 13,680 -2.6%
Bus or TrolleyBus 163 -20.5%
Bicycle 160 -26.6%
Motorcycle 24 4.4%
TaxiCab 42 -56.7%
Walk 889 -10.4%

What is the median and average household income in Fairbanks by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
99790 20 12 $0.00 $112,742.00
99701 16,578 6,903 $64,153.00 $81,161.00
99703 9,403 1,964 $56,792.00 $72,209.00
99706 7 3 $0.00 $22,733.00
99709 29,574 11,969 $77,756.00 $100,803.00
99712 13,887 5,413 $89,688.00 $112,780.00
99775 1,077 113 $45,386.00 $41,632.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 99701 99703 99706 99709 99712 99775 99790

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