Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

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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

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
  • Bryce Ward (term ends October 2021)
Assembly members

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

  • Seat A – Marna Sanford (2021)
  • Seat B – Shaun Tacke (2019)
  • Seat C – Andrew M. Gray (2019)
  • Seat D – Christopher Quist (2020)
  • Seat E – Angela Major (2020)
  • Seat F – Liz Lyke (2021)
  • Seat G – Leah Berman Williams (2021)
  • Seat H – Aaron Lojewski (2020)
  • Seat I – Matt Cooper (2019)

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 43,412
1970 45,864 5.6%
1980 53,983 17.7%
1990 77,720 44.0%
2000 82,840 6.6%
2010 97,581 17.8%
Est. 2018 98,971 [5] 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2018[2]

As of the 2000 census,[10] 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.

There were 29,777 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 3.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age 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% who were 65 years of age 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

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. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ “Population and Housing Unit Estimates”. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  6. ^ “U.S. Decennial Census”. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  7. ^ “Historical Census Browser”. University of Virginia Library. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  8. ^ “Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  9. ^ “Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000” (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  10. ^ “American FactFinder”. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  11. ^ [1] Archived March 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ [2] Archived February 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine

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