North Pole, AK

Census Place

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Population
2,660
14.7% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
Median Age
27.9

Poverty Rate
8.06%

Median Household Income
$79,301
7.44% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$222,100
2.49% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
1,272
25.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, North Pole, AK had a population of 2.66k people with a median age of 27.9 and a median household income of $79,301. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of North Pole, AK grew from 2,319 to 2,660, a 14.7% increase and its median household income grew from $73,807 to $79,301, a 7.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in North Pole, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.74%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.77%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.3%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%). NaNk% of the people in North Pole, AK speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in North Pole, AK is $222,100, and the homeownership rate is 51%. Most people in North Pole, AK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in North Pole, AK is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing the state of Alaska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

N/A is currently represented by N/A in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alaska

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Lisa Murkowski
Senator from Alaska3
Assumed office on December 20, 2002
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of her father Frank Murkowski, who had become List of Governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska.
Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing Alaska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from N/A

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Diversity

North Pole, AK is home to a population of 2.66k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.78% of North Pole, AK residents were born outside of the country (74 people).

In 2018, there were 7.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.96k people) in North Pole, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 259 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 180 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in North Pole, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.96k ± 441
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    259 ± 207
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    180 ± 120
1.88%
Hispanic Population
50 people

In 2018, there were 7.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.96k people) in North Pole, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 259 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 180 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.88% of the people in North Pole, AK are hispanic (50 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in North Pole, AK as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.78%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
74 people
3.67%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
85 people

As of 2018, 2.78% of North Pole, AK residents (74 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in North Pole, AK was 3.67%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

28
Median Native-Born Age
± 3.5
55
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 13.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in North Pole, AK was 27.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in North Pole, AK are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all North Pole, AK residents was 30.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    17,951 ± 3,249 people
  2. Korea
    4,417 ± 1,627 people
  3. Mexico
    3,317 ± 1,411 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 17,951 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 4,417 and Mexico with 3,317.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2018 Citizenship
97.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.4% of North Pole, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in North Pole, AK was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    274 ± 166
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    61 ± 41
  3. Vietnam
    42 ± 40

North Pole, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 4.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in North Pole, AK is $79,301. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in North Pole, AK was Census Tract 15 with a value of $82,718, followed by Census Tract 16 and N/A, with respective values of $81,735 and N/A.

Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,667. The income inequality in Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of North Pole, AK employs 1.27k people. The largest industries in North Pole, AK are Public Administration (275 people), Construction (233 people), and Retail Trade (193 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($114,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($114,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,714).

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,301
2018 value
± $16,126
7.44%
1 Year Growth
± 24.3%

Households in North Pole, AK have a median annual income of $79,301, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $73,807 in 2017, which represents a 7.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,424
Average Male Salary in Alaska
± $3,558
$50,667
Average Female Salary in Alaska
± $2,680

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alaska made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Alaska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Alaska
  1. White
    $59,757 ± $2,775
  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $46,641 ± $19,678
  3. Black
    $45,507 ± $11,416

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alaska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Alaska.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for North Pole, AK is from Alaska.
0.436
2017 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.436
2016 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2017, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.191% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alaska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 15
  2. Census Tract 16
  3. N/A

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in North Pole, AK was Census Tract 15 with a value of $82,718, followed by Census Tract 16 and N/A, with respective values of $81,735 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in North Pole, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.06% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Pole, AK (212 out of 2.63k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    130 ± 65
  2. Two Or More
    50 ± 68
  3. Black
    32 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in North Pole, AK is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.27k
2018 Value
± 234
25.8%
1 Year growth
± 20.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in North Pole, AK grew at a rate of 25.8%, from 1.01k employees to 1.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Pole, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (247 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (179 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (104 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Pole, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of North Pole, AK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (247 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (179 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (104 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, North Pole, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.8 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.67 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of North Pole, AK, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($124,286), Management Occupations ($83,750), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($79,028).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.27k
2018 Value
± 234
25.8%
1 Year growth
± 20.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in North Pole, AK grew at a rate of 25.8%, from 1.01k employees to 1.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Pole, AK, are Public Administration (275 people), Construction (233 people), and Retail Trade (193 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Pole, AK, though some of these residents may live in North Pole, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in North Pole, AK, by number of employees, are Public Administration (275 people), Construction (233 people), and Retail Trade (193 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, North Pole, AK has an unusually high number of Public Administration (4.65 times higher than expected), Construction (2.86 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in North Pole, AK, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($114,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($114,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,714).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $40.8B
  2. $4.7B
  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $40.8B, followed by Gasoline ($4.7B) and Fuel oils ($3.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alaska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$64.6B
2015 Value in Alaska
$74.6B
Projected 2045 Value in Alaska
15.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alaska trade was $64.6B. This is expected to increase 15.5% to $74.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alaska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $17.7B
  2. $7.35B
  3. $1.53B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $17.7B, followed by Washington with $7.35B and Utah and $1.53B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alaska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Pole, AK was $222,100 in 2018, which is 0.967 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $216,700 to $222,100, a 2.49% increase. The homeownership rate in North Pole, AK is 51%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in North Pole, AK have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in North Pole, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$222,100
2018 Median
± $9,374
$216,700
2017 Median
± $13,001

In 2018, the median property value in North Pole, AK grew to to $222,100 from the previous year's value of $216,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in North Pole, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Pole, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$79,301
Median Household Income
± $16,126
939
Number of Households
± 192

In 2018, the median household income of the 939 households in North Pole, AK grew to $79,301 from the previous year's value of $73,807.

The following chart displays the households in North Pole, AK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in North Pole, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Pole, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51%
2018 Homeownership
53.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 51% of the housing units in North Pole, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in North Pole, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Pole, AK have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.43% of the workforce in North Pole, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    78.8%
  2. Carpooled
    12.7%
  3. Other
    3.79%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in North Pole, AK was Drove Alone (78.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.7%) and those who Other (3.79%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Health

93.5% of the population of North Pole, AK has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 10% on Medicaid, 3.8% on Medicare, 21.8% on non-group plans, and 15.9% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Alaska was $11,064 in 2014. This is a 6.1% increase from the previous year ($10,428).

Primary care physicians in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK see 1230 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.65% decrease from the previous year (1290 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 786 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 195 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.4%). Additionally, Aleutians West Census Area has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,230 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK

Primary care physicians in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK see an average of 1,230 patients per year. This represents a 4.65% decrease from the previous year (1,290 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$11,064
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Alaska
$5,958
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,001
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,288
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alaska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.1%, from $10,428 to $11,064.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.5%
Uninsured
42%
Employer Coverage
10%
Medicaid
3.8%
Medicare
21.8%
Non-Group
15.9%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Pole, AK grew by 1.2% from 6.42% to 6.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in North Pole, AK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 9.4% prevalence
  2. 9.4% prevalence
  3. 9.1% prevalence

Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 9.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alaska by county over multiple years.

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