Fairbanks, Alaska 

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Population

32,325

5% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.7%

Median Income

$55,778

Avg. Home Price

$245,000

Best Places to Live in Fairbanks, Alaska

Frontier town - East-central Alaska, north of the Alaska Range
Pros
-Attractive setting
-Nearby recreation
-Educated population
Cons
-Bitter winters
-Isolation
-Entertainment

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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.


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 6.7% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Fairbanks jobs have decreased by 0.45%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fairbanks's cost of living is 21.10% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Fairbanks's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Fairbanks's population is 32,325 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.81%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fairbanks is $245,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.98%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Fairbanks

It's a good time to buy in Fairbanks. Home Appreciation is up 2.0% 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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