Fairbanks demographics profile

StatisticFairbanksAlaskaNational
Population32,578736,855318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,025191
Median age27.733.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%53%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1854%48%43%
Speak English83%84%79%
Speak Spanish6%4%13%
Fairbanks, AK has a population of 32,578 and is the 1,303rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,025 per sq mi which is 93073% higher than the Alaska average and 1031% higher than the national average. The median age in Fairbanks is 28 which is approximately 18% lower than the Alaska average of 34. In Fairbanks, 49% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 31% of Fairbanks residents were born in Alaska, 58% were born out of state, 4% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Fairbanks is 93073% higher than Alaska.
  • The median age in Fairbanks is 18% lower than Alaska.
  • In Fairbanks 66.34% of the population is White.
  • In Fairbanks 8.50% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Fairbanks 4.83% of the population is Asian.

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Fairbanks population breakdown by race

RaceFairbanksAlaskaNational
White66.34%65.62%73.35%
Black or African American8.50%3.32%12.63%
Asian4.83%6.00%5.22%
American Indian7.32%14.06%0.82%
Native Hawaiian1.31%1.20%0.18%
Mixed race10.01%8.46%3.06%
Other race1.69%1.34%4.75%
In Fairbanks, 11.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Fairbanks, AK demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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