Fairbanks, Alaska 

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ALASKA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

408

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,665,852

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

31,853

+2.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

7.2%

Median Income

$55,778

Median Home Price

$246,700

Best Places to Live in Fairbanks, Alaska

Frontier town - East-central Alaska, north of the Alaska Range. July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Fairbanks, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Attractive setting
-Nearby recreation
-Educated population
Cons
-Bitter winters
-Isolation
-Entertainment

 $134,900 
1429 Liard Ln
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1104 SqFt
 $170,000 
9545 Parks Hwy
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1150 SqFt
 $114,425 
6483 Haystack Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 5440 SqFt

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

City: Fairbanks
Zip Codes: 99701 99703
Time zone: Alaska Standard Time (AST)
Elevation: 418 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fairbanks is 7.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Fairbanks jobs have decreased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fairbanks's cost of living is 8.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fairbanks's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in Fairbanks, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Fairbanks North Star Borough voted Republican in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Fairbanks's population is 31,853 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 2.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 12.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fairbanks is $246,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.1%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
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. More Education


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Housing Market in Fairbanks

It's a good time to buy in Fairbanks. Home Appreciation is up 2.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Fairbanks Real Estate

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Reviews for Fairbanks   20 Reviews
Comfortable, But Winters Are Getting Harder - 6/25/2015
I have lived in the Fairbanks area for about 25 years and have become very comfortable with the community and the lifestyle here. That said, retirement is fast... Read More

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Interested in Fairbanks - 5/27/2011
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

Think Twice! - 5/17/2010
I came to Alaska 15 years ago on an adventure and first lived in Juneau, which I LOVED and then moved to Eagle River, which I loved and now live in Fairbanks! I do not... Read More


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99701 99703

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$134,900
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Bed 2 | Bath 1

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9545 Parks Hwy
Bed 2 | Bath 1

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Bed 4 | Bath 2

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