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North Pole is in Fairbanks North Star Borough, in the Fairbanks metro area.
The community name spawned by the presence of Santa Claus House, a gift shop operating here since 1952.
The latitude of North Pole is 64.751N. The longitude is -147.349W.It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 482 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,645.
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18% of North Pole residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the North Pole ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in North Pole was $21,426, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of North Pole residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in North Pole, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $633. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,215.
Libraries in North Pole include North Pole Branch Library ... View libraries
TV stations in North Pole include KJNP.
The average commute time for North Pole workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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