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Fairbanks city, Alaska

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Table

Fairbanks city, Alaska
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
32,702
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
32,702
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
32,744
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 32,515
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 31,535
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
9.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
10.3%
Female persons, percent
46.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
8.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Two or More Races, percent
9.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
59.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 2,881
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 6.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 37.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $217,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,864
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $617
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,327
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 11,175
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 71.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 14.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 94.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 83.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 93.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 26.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 53.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 55.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 174,657
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 778,243
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 215,757
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,190,788
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $37,450
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 14.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $64,397
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $31,455
Persons in poverty, percent
9.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,252
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 603
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 244
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 130
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 851
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 89
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 899
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,024.2
Population per square mile, 2010 995.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 31.75
Land area in square miles, 2010 31.69
FIPS Code 0224230
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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