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Fairbanks is in Fairbanks North Star Borough.

It is the borough seat.

The community was named after Indiana Sen. Charles Fairbanks, who later became vice president.

The latitude of Fairbanks is 64.837N. The longitude is -147.716W.

It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 446 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,970.


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Median household income
Local
$40,577
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fairbanks demographic reports
Fairbanks is on the Chena River in the Tanana Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Barnettes Cache
Fairbanks grew after the discovery of gold near here in 1902.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 289. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 9.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2007 movie, "Into the Wild"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow - June 13-15, 2007
  • Tanana Valley State Fair - Aug. 3-11, 2007
  • World Ice Art Championships - Feb. 27-March 25, 2007
  • Summer Arts Festival - July 15-29, 2007
  • Sandhill Crane Festival - July 24-26, 2007
  • International Sled Dog Symposium - Oct. 19-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fairbanks web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Fairbanks Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Historic sites and museums: Alaskaland, University of Alaska Museum, Pioneer Museum and Big Stampede Show, Wickersham House Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Alaska
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 82

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Fairbanks residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fairbanks ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fairbanks was $19,814, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Fairbanks residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fairbanks, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $637.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,224.


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Libraries in Fairbanks include Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fairbanks include Fairbanks News-Miner

TV stations in Fairbanks include K13XD, KATN, KFXF, KTVF, KUAC.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUAC.

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The average commute time for Fairbanks workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fairbanks between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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