Fairbanks (zip 99701), Alaska 

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Population

17,608

-7.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

7.2%

Median Income

$55,268

Median Home Price

$195,000

Best Places to Live in Fairbanks (zip 99701), Alaska

Frontier town - East-central Alaska, north of the Alaska Range. July, June and August are the most pleasant months in the 99701 zip code, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

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

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fairbanks (zip 99701) is 7.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Fairbanks (zip 99701) jobs have decreased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fairbanks (zip 99701)'s cost of living is 0.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fairbanks (zip 99701)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in the 99701 zip code, 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 (zip 99701)'s population is 17,608 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 7.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 14.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fairbanks (zip 99701) is $195,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.8%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Fairbanks (zip 99701) 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 (zip 99701). More Education


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The median home price in Fairbanks is $195,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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