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Income/capita 7%
Household income 2%
Unemployment 22%
IndexFairbanksAlaskaNational
Income per capita$27,742$34,191$29,829
Median household income$56,306$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$78,796$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$46,250$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$31,927$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$25,437$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate5.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level11.6%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fairbanks is 7% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Fairbanks is 2% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fairbanks is 22% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fairbanks is 23% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $37,533$56,306$112,612
      City
      $49,624$74,444$148,888
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Fairbanks median earnings by income bracket

      Fairbanks employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.7%1.7%
      Manufacturing sector2.1%1.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.1%1.4%
      Wholesale & retail services16.0%23.1%
      Public administration14.0%8.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.7%2.8%
      Education, health & social services11.2%34.4%
      Other33.5%26.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Farmers Loop, AK4,517$100,51882%
      Chena Ridge, AK5,744$92,40567%
      College, AK14,372$86,79657%
      Goldstream, AK3,960$83,59951%
      Steele Creek, AK6,693$82,94350%
      Fairbanks, AK32,578$56,3062%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Greenville, MS32,612$27,34451%
      Waxahachie, TX32,536$55,3850%
      Juneau, AK32,524$87,43658%
      Englewood, CO32,523$50,1849%
      Eastpointe, MI32,648$44,24020%
      Fairbanks, AK32,578$56,3062%
      Source: The Fairbanks, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).