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Welcome to Fairbanks ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Fairbanks has a population of 31,644 people<1> (see below for details).

The city of Fairbanks is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Fairbanks is located in the (907) area code.

The ZIP codes for Fairbanks: 99701, 99706-99712, 99775, 99790<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fairbanks had a population of 31,535 people.

The population of Fairbanks represents 4.44% of the total population of Alaska (which has 710,231 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,535 people, the population of Fairbanks increased 4.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 30,224 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Fairbanks had an population of 31,644 people. This is an increase of 0.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.7% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fairbanks.

Communities near Fairbanks ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Fairbanks and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Badger   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chena   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Ester   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fox   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harding Lake   [Map]   ---   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Moose Creek   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Fairbanks ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Fairbanks - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Michigan (3), Minnesota, New Mexico, Newfoundland and Labrador, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fairbanks. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairbanks. Our list includes 60 papers.

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

Websites for Fairbanks ...

Official Website:   www.co.fairbanks.ak.us/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.fairbankschamber.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairbanks ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Fairbanks, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fairbanks.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fairbanks: www.co.fairbanks.ak.us/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/


Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairbanks - 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 Fairbanks). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fairbanks or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Fairbanks includes: 99701, 99706, 99707, 99708, 99709, 99710, 99711, 99775 & 99790.

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairbanks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8370, Longitude: -147.7265     [Map].

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