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Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska (AK)

County population in 2014: 6,931 (all rural); it was 6,174 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 643
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,086
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,450
Renter-occupied apartments: 838 (it was 648 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

37%

Land area: 24815 sq. mi.

Water area: 246.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 0 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 105.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (50.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Southeast Fairbanks Census Area races chart

Races in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (78.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (11.3%)
  • Two or more races (4.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Alaska median age:  33.0 years
Males: 3,862  (55.7%)
Females: 3,069  (44.3%)
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Southeast Fairbanks Census Area,AK real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

2.0 people
Alaska:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $63,395 ($38,776 in 1999)

This county:

$63,395
Alaska:

$73,355

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $995 (lower quartile is $548, upper quartile is $1,398)
This county:

$995
State:

$1061


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $204,876 (it was $90,900 in 2000)
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

$204,876
Alaska:

$259,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,495 - $309,426
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,329
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $464

Institutionalized population: 0
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,213 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $-1 (-0.0%)

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area household income distribution in 2009 Southeast Fairbanks Census Area home values distribution Southeast Fairbanks Census Area contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 14.5%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.9% for American Indian residents, 5.0% for other race residents, 14.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 14.7%
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

14.7%
Alaska:

10.3%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.5% for American Indian residents, 5.0% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 35 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 12 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 41 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area is $702 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $876 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1230 a month.

Cities in this county include: Deltana, Tok, Delta Junction, Big Delta, Fort Greely, Tanacross, Eagle, Dry Creek, Tetlin, Northway Village.

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.1%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 286
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 610 (20% naturalized citizens)

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

9.9%
Whole state:

5.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 233
  • 1990 to 1994: 140
  • 1985 to 1989: 131
  • 1980 to 1984: 27
  • 1975 to 1979: 10
  • 1970 to 1974: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1965 to 1969: 46
Note: State values scaled to Southeast Fairbanks Census Area population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.5%

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area marital status for males Southeast Fairbanks Census Area marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,375
  • One, attached: 69
  • Two: 58
  • 3 or 4: 139
  • 5 to 9: 302
  • 10 to 19: 52
  • Mobile homes: 220
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area with a mortgage: 380 (10 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 541

Here:

41.3% with mortgage
State:

74.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Southeast Fairbanks Census Area

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,01418
Other4342
Catholic3662
Mainline Protestant1824
None5,033-
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

13.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

6.2%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

32.7%
State:

27.8%

Earthquake activity:

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 564% 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 215.1 miles away from Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 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 117.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 218.1 miles away from the county 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 216.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML) earthquake occurred 333.3 miles away from Southeast Fairbanks Census Area center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 436.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alaska Winter Storms And Avalanches, Incident Period: December 21, 1999 to February 23, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1316: February 17, 2000, FEMA Id: 1316, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Alaska Severe Freezing, Incident Period: January 15, 1989 to February 15, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-826: May 10, 1989, FEMA Id: 826, Natural disaster type: Freeze

The number of natural disasters in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Ukraine (46%)
  • Russia (25%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Mexico (3%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area (%):

  • German (19%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Ukrainian (4%)
  • Russian (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,339 (65%)
  • Carpooled: 274 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 308 (15%)
  • Other means: 52 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 67 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska in 2000:

  • 248 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 49 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 2 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

People in group quarters in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska in 2010:

  • 321 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 31 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,661.

10.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.00%
Alaska average:

8.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.39% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($21,166 average AGI)
5.61% relocated from other states ($25,454 average AGI)
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

5.61%
Alaska average:

6.04%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.43% ($49,303 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.77% ($42,238)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.37% ($49,000)


10.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.66%
Alaska average:

8.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.27% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($22,601 average AGI)
5.38% relocated to other states ($26,103 average AGI)
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

5.38%
Alaska average:

5.99%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.38% ($37,369 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.99% ($46,074)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.84% ($50,739)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.1

Births per 1000 population in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 27.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 765 (644 aged, 121 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 408 (22%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (46)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (46)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (30)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (29)
  • Person injured in unspecified motor-vehicle accident, traffic (19)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (18)
  • Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (14)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (13)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (13)
  • Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol, unspecified mental and behavioural disorder (13)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,660
  • In family households: 5,617 (1,258 male householders, 450 female householders)
    1,385 spouses, 2,083 children (1,926 natural, 55 adopted, 102 stepchildren), 104 grandchildren, 36 brothers or sisters, 32 parents, 57 other relatives, 179 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,043 (602 male householders (498 living alone)), 257 female householders (206 living alone)), 184 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 369 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 719 2-persons, 349 3-persons, 301 4-persons, 231 5-persons, 56 6-persons, 52 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 704 1-person, 134 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

1,473 married couples with children.
355 single-parent households (127 men, 228 women).

83.6% of residents of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
8.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (35% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
5.0% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $204,899,000 ($34,167 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $144,356,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,270,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,187,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,123,000
Federal grants: $39,529,000
Federal procurement contracts: $139,480,000 ($136,897,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,311,000 ($5,162,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $12,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $187,000
Federal Government insurance: $635,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 452
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 207
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

25 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +187
Here:

+28 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +16
Here +2 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.10 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.8
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 81
  • 2000 to 2009: 685
  • 1990 to 1999: 380
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,134
  • 1970 to 1979: 911
  • 1960 to 1969: 350
  • 1950 to 1959: 274
  • 1940 to 1949: 34
  • 1939 or earlier: 61
Note: State values scaled to Southeast Fairbanks Census Area population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Southeast Fairbanks Census Area population
  • 1 room: 103
  • 2 rooms: 114
  • 3 rooms: 171
  • 4 rooms: 252
  • 5 rooms: 299
  • 6 rooms: 215
  • 7 rooms: 111
  • 8 rooms: 94
  • 9+ rooms: 91
  • 1 room: 70
  • 2 rooms: 53
  • 3 rooms: 87
  • 4 rooms: 111
  • 5 rooms: 164
  • 6 rooms: 67
  • 7 rooms: 46
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9+ rooms: 36
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Southeast Fairbanks Census Area population
  • no bedroom: 114
  • 1 bedroom: 257
  • 2 bedrooms: 409
  • 3 bedrooms: 454
  • 4 bedrooms: 163
  • 5+ bedrooms: 53
  • no bedroom: 74
  • 1 bedroom: 102
  • 2 bedrooms: 158
  • 3 bedrooms: 235
  • 4 bedrooms: 61
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Southeast Fairbanks Census Area population
  • no vehicle: 80
  • 1 vehicle: 352
  • 2 vehicles: 561
  • 3 vehicles: 292
  • 4 vehicles: 112
  • 5+ vehicles: 53
  • no vehicle: 106
  • 1 vehicle: 330
  • 2 vehicles: 148
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

58% of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in Alaska.

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

57.7%
State average:

47.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,992
  • Northeast: 585
  • Midwest: 910
  • South: 685
  • West: 1,308

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 32%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 33%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (69.4%)
  • Wood (29.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58.5%)
  • Wood (19.9%)
  • Other fuel (18.2%)
  • Electricity (2.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 134
Here:

14.0%
Alaska:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 76
Here:

14.4%
Alaska:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 30
Here:

13.8%
Alaska:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1373.1 years
Robert1363.4 years
Mary1069.7 years
Fred874.9 years
Richard863.9 years
James768.2 years
William771.9 years
Thomas762.7 years
Harold675.3 years
George660.0 years
Most common last names in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller974.6 years
Johnson664.8 years
Smith676.2 years
David558.8 years
Wilson575.8 years
Charles475.7 years
Adams476.0 years
Roberts471.7 years
Sanford472.5 years
Cosgrove377.3 years

Businesses in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK

  • U-Haul: 1

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area on our top lists:

  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"