College, AK

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2022 Population
12,376
4.91% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Mary Peltola
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.9
4.36% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.95%
17.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$76,052
8.15% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$275,100
7.08% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,666
2.81% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, College, AK had a population of 12.4k people with a median age of 32.9 and a median household income of $76,052. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of College, AK grew from 11,797 to 12,376, a 4.91% increase and its median household income grew from $70,319 to $76,052, a 8.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in College, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.89%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.15%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (6.59%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.87%).

None of the households in College, AK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.6% of the residents in College, AK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in College, AK are University of Alaska Fairbanks (1,209 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in College, AK was $275,100, and the homeownership rate was 62%.

Most people in College, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in College, AK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

College, AK is home to a population of 12.4k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.62% of College, AK residents were born outside of the country (1.07k people).

In 2022, there were 6.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.77k people) in College, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 885 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.6% of College, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in College, AK was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in College, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.77k ± 861
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.22k ± 518
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    885 ± 296
9.66%
Hispanic Population
1.2k people

In 2022, there were 6.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.77k people) in College, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 885 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.66% of the people in College, AK are hispanic (1.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in College, AK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    20,850 ± 3,494 people
  2. Korea
    3,574 ± 1,464 people
  3. Mexico
    3,318 ± 1,411 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 20,850 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 3,574 and Mexico with 3,318.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.62%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.07k people
8.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1k people

As of 2022, 8.62% of College, AK residents (1.07k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in College, AK was 8.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    255 ± 170
  2. Vietnam
    197 ± 109
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    82 ± 52

College, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of College, AK employs 5.67k people. The largest industries in College, AK are Educational Services (888 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (650 people), and Public Administration (625 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($110,547), Public Administration ($71,304), and Wholesale Trade ($71,250).

Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,037. The income inequality in Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.67k
2022 Value
± 667
2.81%
1 Year growth
± 16.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in College, AK grew at a rate of 2.81%, from 5.51k employees to 5.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in College, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (583 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (512 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (501 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of College, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.67k
2022 Value
± 667
2.81%
1 Year growth
± 16.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in College, AK grew at a rate of 2.81%, from 5.51k employees to 5.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in College, AK, are Educational Services (888 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (650 people), and Public Administration (625 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of College, AK, though some of these residents may live in College, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,991
Median earning men ± $11,943
$35,410
Median earning women ± $4,530

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($147,581), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($103,214), and Public Administration ($77,740).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,750), Retail Trade ($52,361), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,318).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 317k people employed in Alaska. This represents a 3.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.7%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alaska.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alaska went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.47%).

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing the state of Alaska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

College, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alaska

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Lisa Murkowski
Senator from Alaska3
Assumed office on December 20, 2002
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of her father Frank Murkowski, who was elected List of governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska.
Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing Alaska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alaska over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from College, AK

Mary Peltola
Alaska at-large Representative
Democratic Party

College, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for College, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in College, AK awarded 1,209 degrees. The student population of College, AK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,531 male students and 4,076 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in College, AK are White (652 and 55.3%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (137 and 11.6%), Two or More Races (120 and 10.2%), and Unknown (100 and 8.48%).

The largest universities in College, AK by number of degrees awarded are University of Alaska Fairbanks (1,209 and 100%).

The most popular majors in College, AK are General Business Administration & Management (130 and 10.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (64 and 5.29%), and General Biological Sciences (49 and 4.05%).

The median tuition cost in College, AK for a public four year colleges is $7,659 for in-state students and $23,450 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2021 in College, AK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 74.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,607 (38.3% men and 61.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 6,607 students enrolled in College, AK, 38.3% men and 61.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,502 records, of which 59.6% were women and 40.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in College, AK was General Business Administration & Management with 53 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,209 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Alaska Fairbanks with 1,209 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 509 men were awarded degrees from institutions in College, AK, which is 0.727 times less than the 700 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 652 degrees mean that there were 4.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 137 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($7,659) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,953) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.495% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.397% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (168k), Some college (147k), and Bachelors Degree (98.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in College, AK was $275,100 in 2022, which is 0.976 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $256,900 to $275,100, a 7.08% increase. The homeownership rate in College, AK is 62%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in College, AK have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in College, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$275,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,911
$2,959
Median Property Taxes
±$455

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In College, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62%
Homeownership
2022
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62% of the housing units in College, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 8
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$76,052
Median Household Income
± $7,535
4.77k
Number of Households
± 631

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.77k households in College, AK grew to $76,052 from the previous year's value of $70,319.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for College, AK is from Alaska.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.437
2021 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2022, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.308% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (62.9%)
  2. Carpooled (16%)
  3. Walked (11.6%)

In 2022, 62.9% of workers in College, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16%) and those who walked to work (11.6%).

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in College, AK have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.952% of the workforce in College, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in College, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in College, AK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in College, AK (697 out of 11.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in College, AK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.8% of the population of College, AK has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 3.26% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK see 1139 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.79% decrease from the previous year (1222 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 693 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 142 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,139 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK

Primary care physicians in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK see an average of 1,139 patients per year. This represents a 6.79% decrease from the previous year (1,222 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 27.1% between 18 and 34 years, 30.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.23%
Uninsured
43.9%
Employer Coverage
13.2%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
16.3%
Non-Group
3.26%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in College, AK grew by 12.8% from 7.3% to 8.23%.

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