Farmers Loop, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 4,853.
Males: 2,914  (60.0%)
Females: 1,939  (40.0%)
Median resident age:  33.9 years
Alaska median age:  33.3 years
Estimated median household income in 2015: $72,975
Farmers Loop:

$72,975
AK:

$73,355

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $33,553

Farmers Loop CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $229,300
Farmers Loop:

$229,300
AK:

$259,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $225,681; Detached houses: $239,271; Townhouses or other attached units: $213,598; In 2-unit structures: $241,931; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $182,340; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $143,583; Mobile homes: $19,815

Median gross rent in 2015: $846.

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  • Races in Farmers Loop, AK (2015)

    Farmers Loop races chart
    • 3,54385.4%White alone
    • 2636.3%American Indian alone
    • 1804.3%Hispanic
    • 1273.1%Two or more races
    • 230.6%Black alone
    • 130.3%Asian alone

Races in Farmers Loop detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Farmers Loop: 105.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (17.3%), German (11.9%), English (9.3%), Irish (4.8%), Dutch (3.5%), Northern European (3.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

For population 25 years and over in Farmers Loop:

  • High school or higher: 98.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.0%

For population 15 years and over in Farmers Loop CDP:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.7%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $3,258 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,970 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (265.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2457.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Fox, AK (1.9 miles ), Fairbanks, AK (2.2 miles ), College, AK (2.4 miles ), South Van Horn, AK (2.7 miles ), Steele Creek, AK (3.0 miles ), Ester, AK (3.0 miles ), Goldstream, AK (3.1 miles ), Badger, AK (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 64.91 N, Longitude: 147.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Farmers Loop household income distribution Farmers Loop home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Farmers Loop: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Earthquake activity:

Farmers Loop-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 567% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 269.0 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 94.6 miles away from Farmers Loop center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1995 at 05:23:18, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.2 ME, 6.2 ML, Depth: 5.7 mi) earthquake occurred 28.4 miles away from Farmers Loop center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 350.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Hospitals and medical centers near Farmers Loop:

  • FAIRBANKS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; FAIRBANKS, AK)
  • FMC FAIRBANKS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; FAIRBANKS, AK)
  • DENALI CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FAIRBANKS, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Farmers Loop:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 6 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 266 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 266 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1447 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1451 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1468 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1473 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Farmers Loop: Ski Boot Hill (A), Steese Area Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Goldstream Lakes (A), Caribou Lake (B), Middle Lake (C), Lake Paul (D), Reindeer Lake (E), Star Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Calder Creek (A), Engineer Creek (B), Little Queenie Creek (C), Jessila Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Farmers Loop: Creamers Field State Game Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Fairbanks North Star Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 107. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

107
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.179. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.179
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.12. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.12
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 15.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 5.8%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.8%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Alaska average:

10.2

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Farmers Loop CDP (based on Fairbanks North Star Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,98771
Other5,34723
Catholic4,1955
Mainline Protestant3,96917
Black Protestant4716
Orthodox1351
None69,477-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Here:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

4.6%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

26.1%
Alaska:

27.8%

11.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,726 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.48%
Alaska average:

8.87%

0.37% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,204 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.37%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.61% ($44,009 average AGI)
from Bell County, TX  0.25% ($36,021)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.23% ($46,553)


11.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.91%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.43% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,511 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.43%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.95% ($52,526 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.24% ($42,791)
to El Paso County, TX  0.24% ($39,367)

Strongest AM radio stations in Farmers Loop:

  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)

Strongest FM radio stations in Farmers Loop:

  • KUWL (103.9 FM; COLLEGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KAKQ-FM (101.1 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K203CT (88.5 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KKED (104.7 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWLF (98.1 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KUAC (89.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA)
  • KIAK-FM (102.5 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYSC (96.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP-FM (100.3 FM; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVANGELISTIC AK. MISSIONARY FLWSHP)
  • KSUA (91.5 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: U OF AK. ON BEHALF OF U OF AK. FAIRB)
  • KXLR (95.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Farmers Loop:

  • KFXF (Channel 7; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K13XD (Channel 13; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KUAC-TV (Channel 9; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA)
  • KATN (Channel 2; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTVF (Channel 11; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K07UU (Channel 7; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K44EK (Channel 44; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K46EH (Channel 46; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K48FG (Channel 48; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K50EH (Channel 50; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K52EY (Channel 52; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K54EW (Channel 54; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K56FX (Channel 56; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K60FQ (Channel 60; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K62FB (Channel 62; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K64EU (Channel 64; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K66FG (Channel 66; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K68EZ (Channel 68; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KDMD-LP (Channel 32; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: KETCHIKAN TV, LLC)

Farmers Loop compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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