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Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
Seal of Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
Map of Alaska highlighting Fairbanks North Star Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location in the U.S.
Seat Fairbanks
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

7,444 sq mi (19,280 km²)

78 sq mi (202 km²), 1.04%
 - (2000)
 - Density

10/sq mi (4/km²)
Founded 1964

Fairbanks North Star Borough is a borough located in the state of Alaska, United States. It is part of the 'Fairbanks, Alaska, Metropolitan Statistical Area' which encompasses all of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and is slightly smaller in size than the state of New Jersey. As of 2000 the population was 82,840. The 2007 population estimate for the Fairbanks North Star Borough is 97,484. [3] The borough seat is Fairbanks. There are several significant unincorporated communities in the Fairbanks area, such as College (home of the University of Alaska Fairbanks) and Eielson Air Force Base. The only other incorporated community in the borough is the city of North Pole, which receives an inordinate amount of mail during the Christmas season addressed to Santa Claus.



The borough assembly consists of nine members elected at large for each seat. Members serve three-year terms. A borough mayor is the chief administrative officer.

Borough Mayor - Luke Hopkins - Term ends October 2012

Assembly Members: October 2009 - October 2010

  • Seat A - Matt Want
  • Seat B - Vacant
  • Seat C - Kelly E. Brown
  • Seat D - Vacant
  • Seat E - Tim Beck
  • Seat F - Nadine Winters
  • Seat G - Mike Musick
  • Seat H - Joseph Blanchard II
  • Seat I - Guy Sattley

The person who most recently held Seat B was Tammie Wilson, who was appointed by Governor Sean Parnell to the state House of Representatives from District 12 to replace John Coghill, who was appointed by the governor to the state Senate.

The borough operates a public library system; the main library is the Noel Wien Public Library.


The borough has a total area of 7,444 square miles (19,280 km²), of which, 7,366 square miles (19,078 km²) of it is land and 78 square miles (201 km²) of it (1.04%) is water.


Adjacent boroughs and census areas


As of the 2000 census[1], 82,840 people, 29,777 households, and 20,516 families were residing in the borough. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 33,291 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 77.79% White, 5.85% Black or African American, 6.90% Native American, 2.08% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 1.71% from other races, and 5.39% from two or more races. 4.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 29,777 households out of which 41.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the borough the population was spread out with 30.10% under the age of 18, 12.20% from 18 to 24, 33.30% from 25 to 44, 19.80% from 45 to 64, and 4.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 109.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.90 males.

Cities and towns

Sister cities

See also


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]

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Coordinates: 64°51′N 146°38′W / 64.85°N 146.64°W / 64.85; -146.64


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