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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fairbanks demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fairbanks North Star Borough economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 99703 ZIP code.
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.
19% of Fairbanks residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Fairbanks, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $637. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,224.
Libraries in Fairbanks include Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library ... View libraries
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.
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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