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Fairbanks
  • Town in Alaska

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grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade unavailable
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Fairbanks is a town in Alaska with a population of 31,551. Fairbanks is in Fairbanks North Star Borough. Living in Fairbanks offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fairbanks there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fairbanks. The public schools in Fairbanks are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$211,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,388
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    504.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    9.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    104.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    165.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    517.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,194.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    584.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

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