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0.73% growth
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-2.71% decline
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1.13% growth
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0.45% growth

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The economy of College, AK employs 8,037 people. The economy of College, AK is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Educational Services; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 7.5; 2.12; and 1.91 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in College, AK are Educational Services (1,601), Retail trade (1,005), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (997), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($62,500), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,773), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,343).

Median household income in College, AK is $73,812. Males in College, AK have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,605. The income inequality of College, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.422 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for College, AK. In Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 77 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,165. Bethel Census Area, AK has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alaska.


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College, AK is home to a population of 14,675 people, from which 97.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of College, AK is composed of 10,420 White residents (71%), 1,224 Two+ residents (8.34%), 1,001 Hispanic residents (6.82%), 936 Native residents (6.38%), and 638 Black residents (4.35%). The most common foreign languages in College, AK are Spanish (472 speakers), German (193 speakers), and French (104 speakers), but compared to other places, College, AK has a relative high number of Laotian (103 speakers), Other Native North American (96 speakers), and German (193 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in College, AK awarded 1,526 degrees. The student population of College, AK is skewed towards females, with 634 male students and 892 female students. Most students in College, AK are White (793 and 52%), followed by Unknown (299 and 19.6%), American Indian (182 and 11.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (78 and 5.11%). The largest universities in College, AK by number of graduates are University of Alaska Fairbanks (1,526 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in College, AK are General Biological Sciences (53 and 3.47%), General Psychology (34 and 2.23%), and Mechanical Engineering (34 and 2.23%). The median tuition costs in College, AK are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,656 and $18,704 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in College, AK is $224,100, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $223,100 to $224,100, a 0.45% increase. The homeownership rate of College, AK is 56.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in College, AK have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in College, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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