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Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
Map of Alaska highlighting Fairbanks North Star Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1964
Seat Fairbanks
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

7,444 sq mi (19,280 km²)

78 sq mi (202 km²), 1.04%
 - (2000)
 - Density

10/sq mi (4/km²)

Fairbanks North Star Borough is a borough located in the state of Alaska, United States. It is part of the 'Fairbanks Metropolitan Statistical Area' which encompasses all of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and is slightly smaller in size than the state of New Jersey. As of 2000 the population was 82,840. The 2004 census showed a population of 85,930. The borough seat is Fairbanks.


The borough assembly consists of nine members elected at large for each seat. Members serve three-year terms. A borough mayor is the chief administrative officer and is elected for a three-year term.

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


The borough has a total area of 19,280 km² (7,444 sq mi). 19,078 km² (7,366 sq mi) of it is land and 201 km² (78 sq mi) of it (1.04%) is water.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas[]


As of the census² of 2000, there were 82,840 people, 29,777 households, and 20,516 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4/km² (11/sq mi). There were 33,291 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the borough was 77.79% White, 5.85% 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.

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Coordinates: 64°51′N 146°38′W / 64.85, -146.64

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