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-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.

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Quick Facts About Fairbanks

    The unemployment rate in Fairbanks is 6.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Fairbanks jobs have Decreased by 0.45 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fairbanks's cost of living is 21.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Fairbanks's population is 32,325 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.81 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Fairbanks is $211,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.37 percent.
    Fairbanks public schools spend $18,069 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.6 students per teacher in Fairbanks.

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re: Interested in Fairbanks - 5/27/2011
If you liked visiting, you would love living here. It is a great place to live. I've always said Fairbanks was a 'terrible place to visit, but a great place to live'... (read more)
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)
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