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Fairbanks, Alaska 20 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-Attractive setting
-Nearby recreation
-Educated population


-Bitter winters

What Bert Has To Say About Fairbanks Metro Area

Fairbanks, a low, sprawling frontier town along the Chena River, supports a huge land area. As a crossroads of major highways and the northern terminus of the Alaska Railroad, Fairbanks plays a significant role as a transportation center and commerce headquarters for most of the northern half of the state. Additionally, the area serves as a military, education and health center for the region; the University of Alaska-Fairbanks is a large employer. Mining, forest products, the Alaska Pipeline, and tourism drive the economy and recent job growth has been fairly healthy.


Quick Facts About Fairbanks

    The unemployment rate in Fairbanks is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fairbanks jobs have Increased by 1.09 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fairbanks's cost of living is 33.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Fairbanks's population is 31,656 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 5.73 percent.
    Average Commute time is 14 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Fairbanks is $238,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.00 percent.
    Fairbanks public schools spend $16,465 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 50.2 students per teacher in Fairbanks.

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re: Think Twice! - 5/17/2010
Sandy should have left years ago,,,,,I've been here avery long time since the mid eighties,,,,the winters are now starting to get to me but hay I'm 63 now and its been... (read more)
re: Interested in Fairbanks - 5/27/2011
Well, what was the outcome? Did you move to Fairbanks? We too are thinking of moving there, the comments below are very interesting. Scarry, since I have 2 teens and... (read more)
Interested in Fairbanks
Comments about Fairbanks, both positive and negative, are of interest to me. Was in Fairbanks this past March [and north on Cleary Summit] and fell in love with the... (read more)
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