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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Nearby recreation
-Educated population

Cons

-Bitter winters
-Isolation
-Entertainment


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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Highlights


  • Location: East-central Alaska, north of the Alaska Range
  • Country: United States
  • State: Alaska
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  • Metro Area: Fairbanks Metro Area

Quick Facts About Fairbanks


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Fairbanks Metro Area is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Fairbanks Metro Area jobs have Decreased by 0.45 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fairbanks Metro Area's cost of living is 20.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Fairbanks Metro Area's population is 99,631 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.19 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Fairbanks Metro Area is $207,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.86%.
    SCHOOLS
    Fairbanks Metro Area public schools spend $18,026 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Fairbanks Metro Area.

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