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Fairbanks, Alaska

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Welcome to Fairbanks ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Fairbanks has a population of 32,751 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 within 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 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 (which had a count of 30,224 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Fairbanks had an population of 32,751 people. This is an increase of 3.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.36% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Fairbanks ...

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 Fairbanks and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2016
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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fairbanks. 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 Fairbanks. Our list includes 60 papers.

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

Websites for Fairbanks ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fairbanks, 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 Fairbanks.

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) Fairbanks. 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 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 that starts in Fairbanks. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fairbanks) 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 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8370, Longitude: -147.7265     [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 Fairbanks.