Fairbanks North Star Borough
Fairbanks North Star Borough Administrative Center
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Location within the U.S. state of Alaska
Alaska's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 64°50′N 146°25′W / 64.833°N 146.417°W / 64.833; -146.417Coordinates: 64°50′N 146°25′W / 64.833°N 146.417°W / 64.833; -146.417
Country United States
State Alaska
IncorporatedJanuary 1, 1964[1]
Named forFairbanks and Polaris, the North Star
SeatFairbanks
Largest cityFairbanks
Area
 • Total7,444 sq mi (19,280 km2)
 • Land7,338 sq mi (19,010 km2)
 • Water105 sq mi (270 km2)  1.4%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total97,581
 • Estimate 
(2019)
96,849
 • Density13/sq mi (5.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−9 (Alaska)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−8 (ADT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.co.fairbanks.ak.us

The Fairbanks North Star Borough is a borough located in the state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 97,581.[2] The borough seat is Fairbanks.[3] The borough's land area is slightly smaller than that of the state of New Jersey.

Fairbanks North Star Borough comprises the Fairbanks, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is one of only two metropolitan areas in Alaska.

The borough is home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base.

Geography

The borough has a total area of 7,444 square miles (19,280 km2), of which 7,338 square miles (19,010 km2) is land and 105 square miles (270 km2) (1.4%) is water.[4]

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

Government and politics

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The assembly is the borough's governing body, or legislative branch. The assembly consists of nine members who are elected at-large (borough-wide), serving three-year terms. The borough operates under a "strong mayor" system. The mayor, along with his chief of staff, perform many of the job duties normally associated with a city manager.

Mayor
Assembly members

October 2018 – October 2019; the year term expires is in parenthesis next to name

The borough operates a public library system; the main library is the Noel Wien Public Library.

United States presidential election results for Fairbanks North Star Borough[5]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2016 22,196 53.90% 13,589 33.00% 5,395 13.10%
2012 23,755 58.60% 14,716 36.30% 2,068 5.10%
2008 27,302 61.50% 15,893 35.80% 1,198 2.70%
2004 20,268 64.40% 10,103 32.10% 1,101 3.50%
2000 25,526 61.50% 10,201 24.58% 5,780 13.93%
1996 18,521 52.40% 10,816 30.60% 6,009 17.00%
1992 15,224 39.60% 10,880 28.30% 12,341 32.10%
1988 18,728 60.50% 10,587 34.20% 1,640 5.30%
1984 18,806 66.30% 8,112 28.60% 1,447 5.10%
1980 11,601 50.70% 5,285 23.10% 5,995 26.20%
1976 10,279 54.00% 6,681 35.10% 2,075 10.90%
1972 7,706 53.70% 5,539 38.60% 1,106 7.71%
1968 4,270 47.00% 3,435 37.81% 1,381 15.20%
1964 3,526 42.30% 4,810 57.70% 0 0.00%
1960 3,818 48.40% 4,070 51.60% 0 0.00%


Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
196043,412
197045,8645.6%
198053,98317.7%
199077,72044.0%
200082,8406.6%
201097,58117.8%
2019 (est.)96,849[6]−0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790–1960[8] 1900–1990[9]
1990–2000[10] 2010–2018[2]

As of the 2000 census,[11] 82,840 people, 29,777 households, and 20,516 families were residing in the borough. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km2). There were 33,291 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 77.79% White, 5.6% Black or African American, 6.90% Native American, 2.08% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 1.71% from other races, and 5.39% from two or more races. 4.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 29,777 households, 41.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 23.60% of households were one person, and 3.60% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 30.10% under the age of 18, 12.20% from 18 to 24, 33.30% from 25 to 44, 19.80% from 45 to 64, and 4.60% 65 or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.90 males.

Communities

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Cities

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Sister cities

See also

References

  1. ^ 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 5.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Elections, RRH. "RRH Elections". rrhelections.com. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  12. ^ [1] Archived March 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ [2] Archived February 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine