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Fairbanks, AK Metro Area


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2022 population: 95,356   ( 2,225 from 2010)
Land area: 7334.8 square miles
Population density: 13.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:65,146 68.32% 9.8%
Black:4,5484.77% 9.5%
Indian:7,4147.78% 11.2%
Asian:3,6393.82% 26.0%
2+ races:6,3976.71% 10.9%
Hispanic:8,2128.61% 45.3%
Total non-White:30,21031.68% 19.3%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:2,990 15.6
Deaths:1,3236.9
Net Migration: -2,108-11.0
Net Immigration: 1520.8
Change in White population:-7,113 -7.3
Change in Non-White pop.:4,888 5.0




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
97,581
72,25974.05%
4,1544.26%
6,6696.83%
2,8872.96%
5,7705.91%
5,6515.79%
25,32225.95%

2000
82,840
62,94275.98%
4,7195.70%
5,5966.76%
1,9192.32%
3,9594.78%
3,4404.15%
19,89824.02%

1990
77,720
62,46380.37%
5,3476.88%
5,2146.71%
2,0092.58%
n/a
2,6873.46%
15,25719.63%

1980
53,983
45,48984.27%
2,9885.54%
2,9675.50%
8841.64%
n/a
1,4992.78%
8,49415.73%

1970
45,864
39,66586.48%
2,5015.45%
9892.16%
1,0182.22%
n/a
1,4133.08%
6,199 13.52%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
14,991 18.1
3,1843.8
-2,676-3.2
5030.6
9,317 11.2
5,424 6.5
1990's
NumberRate
15,360 19.8
2,9453.8
-10,302-13.3
8201.1
479 0.6
4,641 6.0
1980's
NumberRate
17,013 31.5
2,348 4.3
0 0.0
n/a
16,974 31.4
6,763 12.5
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
0 0.0
n/a
5,824 12.7
2,295 5.0

Age, Family & Household Data for Fairbanks, AK Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
32.1
22,959 24.1%
72,397 75.9%
11,333 11.9%
35,824
2.58
22,854 63.8%
18,581 81.3%
1,721 7.5%
12,970 36.2%

2010
NumberPercent
31.0
25,001 25.6%
72,580 74.4%
6,375 6.5%
36,441
2.56
23,726 65.1%
18,686 78.8%
2,155 9.1%
12,715 34.9%

2000
NumberPercent
29.8
24,882 30.0%
57,958 70.0%
3,863 4.7%
29,772
2.68
20,658 69.4%
16,582 80.3%
2,090 10.1%
9,114 30.6%

1990
NumberPercent
27.6
24,197 31.1%
53,523 68.9%
2,473 3.2%
26,831
2.74
19,287 71.9%
16,320 84.6%
1,611 8.4%
7,544 28.1%

1980
NumberPercent
25.8
16,740 31.0%
37,243 69.0%
1,174 2.2%
18,357
2.76
13,227 72.1%
11,554 87.4%
939 7.1%
5,130 27.9%

2022 Housing Data for Fairbanks, AK Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units42,772 
Median Value$276,800 
Occupied35,82483.8%
Vacant6,94816.2%
Owned21,49460.0%
Rented14,33040.0%
Median Rent$1,360 
Single-Family Units29,57869.2%
    Detached25,80360.3%
    Attached3,7758.8%
Buldings with 5+ Units6,22314.5%
Mobile Homes1,1302.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Fairbanks, AK Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0001,2763.6%
$10,000 to $14,9998852.5%
$15,000 to $19,9999042.5%
$20,000 to $24,9998272.3%
$25,000 to $29,9996881.9%
$30,000 to $34,9991,1093.1%
$35,000 to $39,9999022.5%
$40,000 to $44,9991,6484.6%
$45,000 to $49,9991,2913.6%
$50,000 to $59,9992,3746.6%
$60,000 to $74,9994,40412.3%
$75,000 to $99,9995,08814.2%
$100,000 to $124,9994,08511.4%
$125,000 to $149,9992,2346.2%
$150,000 to $199,9993,5419.9%
$200,000 or more4,56812.8%
Median Household Income81,655 
Per Capita Income42,744 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.0 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI1,1133.1%
Public Assistance1,6414.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps3,0358.5%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed36,22161.7%
Unemployed2,3103.9%
In Armed Forces6,51811.1%
Total Labor Force45,04976.8%
Not in Labor Force13,62823.2%
Real Unemployment Rate 27.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector11,85410,48153.1%
Non-Profit1,5402,57737.4%
Self-Employed2,3991,82356.8%
Local Government1,4601,43550.4%
State Government2,2412,38448.5%
Federal Government2,4151,38863.5%
Total Private + Self14,25312,30453.7%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.7,6567,78449.6%
Total21,90920,08852.2%
Pct. Govt.27.0%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts5,94514.1%
Sales and Office Occupations8,93521.2%
Professional, Technical10,22724.3%
Service Occupations8,07819.2%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing3380.8%
All others8,89321.1%
White Collar 59.7%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance6,03714.3%
Educational services4,91611.7%
Retail trade4,27110.2%
Public administration4,1759.9%
Accommodation and food services3,1847.6%
Transportation and warehousing3,1277.4%
Construction2,9977.1%
Professional, scientific, technical2,5116.0%
Other services1,8814.5%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,2332.9%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1,0982.6%
Finance and insurance1,0402.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,0192.4%
Manufacturing9042.1%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.8592.0%
Utilities8181.9%
Information6851.6%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting6841.6%
Wholesale trade6391.5%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Fairbanks, AK Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican4,3904.56%
Puerto Rican1,4711.53%
Cuban1930.20%
Dominican2700.28%
Total Central American4010.42%
Costa Rican340.04%
Guatemalan00.00%
Honduran150.02%
Nicaraguan460.05%
Panamanian710.07%
Salvadoran2350.24%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American3900.40%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian540.06%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian1450.15%
Ecuadorian1750.18%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan160.02%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic9230.96%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Korean9781.02%
Filipino7220.75%
Chinese5180.54%
Japanese2210.23%
Vietnamese1550.16%
Hmong1150.12%
Taiwanese880.09%
Laotian690.07%
Indian500.05%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English80,41289.9%
Spanish3,1193.5%
Other1,2621.4%
French, Haitian, Cajun7660.9%
Other Asian7350.8%
Korean6820.8%
Tagalog6130.7%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic5230.6%
German, other Germanic4080.5%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German14,80915.4%
Irish11,01811.4%
English9,3249.7%
American4,0864.2%
European3,4073.5%
Italian3,1823.3%
Norwegian2,5592.7%
French1,9692.0%
Scottish1,8371.9%
French Canadian1,7741.8%
Polish1,6361.7%
Scotch-Irish1,1231.2%
Swedish1,0841.1%
Scandinavian1,0541.1%
Dutch9951.0%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen93,92197.5%
Not a citizen2,3782.5%
Native91,20594.7%
Foreign-born5,0945.3%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Fairbanks, AK Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
1,138 1.9%2,133 3.5%15,512 25.3%22,355 36.4%12,039 19.6%8,173 13.3%
  Average years of education: 13.9
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 1,138 1.9%
9-12 Years 2,133 3.5%
H.S. Grad or GED 15,512 25.3%
Some College 22,355 36.4%
Bach. Degree 12,039 19.6%
Grad Degree 8,173 13.3%
Average years of education: 13.9

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Fairbanks, AK Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 71,712 65,472 6,240 8.7%
1991 73,510 66,378 7,132 9.7%
1992 77,584 70,262 7,322 9.4%
1993 79,106 72,430 6,676 8.4%
1994 81,414 74,816 6,598 8.1%
1995 82,368 76,164 6,204 7.5%
1996 85,248 79,050 6,198 7.3%
1997 86,580 80,822 5,758 6.7%
1998 86,762 81,446 5,316 6.1%
1999 87,212 81,990 5,222 6.0%
2000 82,096 77,086 5,010 6.1%
2001 82,918 77,998 4,920 5.9%
2002 83,830 78,384 5,446 6.5%
2003 85,426 79,530 5,896 6.9%
2004 88,294 82,610 5,684 6.4%
2005 90,380 85,068 5,312 5.9%
2006 90,182 85,042 5,140 5.7%
2007 90,638 85,648 4,990 5.5%
2008 91,800 86,418 5,382 5.9%
2009 91,942 85,236 6,706 7.3%
2010 96,468 89,834 6,634 6.9%
2011 96,334 89,984 6,350 6.6%
2012 96,018 90,094 5,924 6.2%
2013 94,114 88,584 5,530 5.9%
2014 93,324 88,032 5,292 5.7%
2015 92,616 87,724 4,892 5.3%
2016 92,886 87,648 5,238 5.6%
2017 93,010 87,712 5,298 5.7%
2018 91,924 87,138 4,786 5.2%
2019 91,020 86,746 4,274 4.7%
2020 89,358 83,676 5,682 6.4%
2021 90,134 85,482 4,652 5.2%
2022 90,770 87,432 3,338 3.7%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com