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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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  • 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

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fairbanks Metro Area's cost of living is 20.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Fairbanks Metro Area's population is 99,631 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.19 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Fairbanks Metro Area is $207,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.86%.
    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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