North Pole, Alaska

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North Pole, Alaska

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High Points

North Pole strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alaska):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% North Pole Well-Paid Single Men
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% North Pole Walking and Biking to Work
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% North Pole Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% North Pole Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% North Pole Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of North Pole, Alaska

Comparing North Pole to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alaska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 5
Well-Paid Single Men 10 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 6
Racial Diversity 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Age of the Population 1 5
Female Share of the Population 1 6
Senior Citizens 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 3
Portion of People Married 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Short Commute Times 8 1
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Working at Home 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Housing Recently Built 10 7
People Living Alone 6 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1
Affordability of Rents 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 5 7
Low Property Crime 1 2

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North Pole Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 261 miles N of Anchorage, Alaska
County Fairbanks North Star
Standard Zip Codes 99705
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 64.78
Longitude -147.36

North Pole Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp -19 to -2 F
Apr Temp 19 to 46 F
Jul Temp 50 to 75 F
Oct Temp 15 to 32 F
Annual Precip 10.7 inches
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp -17 to -1 F
Apr Temp 21 to 43 F
Jul Temp 52 to 72 F
Oct Temp 16 to 31 F
Annual Precip 11.5 inches
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp -14 to 6 F
Apr Temp 16 to 44 F
Jul Temp 45 to 72 F
Oct Temp 13 to 34 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
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North Pole Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,570 100%
Male 825 52.5%
Female 745 47.5%
Under 18 468 29.8%
18+ 1,102 70.2%
65+ 82 5.2%
Median Age 28.8
Average Family Size 3.19
White 1,271 81%
African-American 89 5.7%
Asian 41 2.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 56 3.6%
Other 18 1.1%
Mixed Race 88 5.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 59 3.8%

Estimated North Pole Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,778
Growth 208
Growth % 13.2%

North Pole Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.3%
German 17.3%
Irish 12.6%
US/American 10.6%
English 5.6%
Norwegian 4.1%
Italian 3.8%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Scottish 2.4%
Swedish 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
European 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
Dutch 1%
African 0.8%
Finnish 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Canadian 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
British 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Jamaican 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
North Pole 1,570 $54,583
Fairbanks 30,224 $46,785
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North Pole High Schools (2004)

Serves 899 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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