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Welcome to North Pole ...

A typical abbreviation for North Pole: N. Pole

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, North Pole has a population of 2,094 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

North Pole is located in the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for North Pole: 99705<3>

Websites for North Pole ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, North Pole had an population of 2,094 people. This is a decrease of 1.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.38% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (with a count of 1,570 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near North Pole ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near North Pole.

  • Fairbanks
  • Moose Creek
  • Two Rivers
  • College
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College
    • College lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of North Pole
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    • Pleasant Valley
    • Fox
    • Chena
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      • Chena lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of North Pole
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chena
    • Ester
    • Salcha
    • Harding Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harding Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harding Lake
      • Harding Lake lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the southeast of North Pole
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harding Lake

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around North Pole. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for North Pole.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around North Pole. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for North Pole.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for North Pole.

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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.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around North Pole - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<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 drawn 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North Pole

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Pole. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.7514, Longitude: -147.3319    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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