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North Pole, Alaska

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Welcome to North Pole ...

A typical abbreviation for North Pole: N. Pole

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, North Pole has a population of 2,189 people<1> (see below for details).

The city of North Pole is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: North Pole lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for North Pole: (907)

The ZIP code for North Pole: 99705<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, North Pole had a population of 2,117 people.

The population of North Pole represents 0.3% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,117 people, the population of North Pole increased 34.84% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,570 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, North Pole had an population of 2,189 people. This is an increase of 3.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 39.43% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for North Pole.

Communities near North Pole ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from North Pole and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2015
Chena   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
College   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ester   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fairbanks   [Map]   32,325   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fox   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Harding Lake   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for North Pole.

Communities Also Named North Pole ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named North Pole - they are located in Colorado, Idaho, New York, Oklahoma and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for North Pole.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around North Pole. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around North Pole. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for North Pole:

Websites for North Pole ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for North Pole ...

Looking for more information about North Pole? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for North Pole, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for North Pole.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) North Pole. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for North Pole.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around North Pole - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as North Pole). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether North Pole or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from North Pole. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Pole) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North Pole. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North Pole

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Pole. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.7514, Longitude: -147.3319     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for North Pole.


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