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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 North Pole

    The unemployment rate in North Pole is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. North Pole jobs have Decreased by 0.45 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, North Pole's cost of living is 20.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, North Pole's population is 2,189 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 50.34 percent.
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in North Pole is $208,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.02 percent.
    North Pole 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 North Pole.

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North Pole is a small town about 17 miles south of Fairbanks in the Interior of Alaska. Summer temps can be in the 80s, while January is just massively cold. The... (read more)
North Pole Alaska
Our winter normally starts in september and ends mid april with brake-up. This is when the ice and snow goes away for the spring to come. We will get the coldest winter... (read more)
It does get very cold here. -60 at times. It is a dry cold. But it is still very cold. The kids still go to school at that temp. They have outdoor recess until the temp... (read more)
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