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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fairbanks North Star Borough
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 82,840 100.0
      enrolled in school 26,307 100.0   Native 79,487 96.0
Nursery school, preschool 1,292 4.9       Born in United States 77,465 93.5
Kindergarten 1,446 5.5           State of residence 24,471 29.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 11,543 43.9           Different state 52,994 64.0
High school (grades 9-12) 5,074 19.3       Born outside United States 2,022 2.4
College or graduate school 6,952 26.4   Foreign born 3,353 4.0
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 1,337 1.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 1,735 2.1
  Population 25 years and over 47,974 100.0       Not a citizen 1,618 2.0
Less than 9th grade 1,037 2.2        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,881 6.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,240 25.5     Total (excluding born at sea) 3,353 100.0
Some college, no degree 15,253 31.8   Europe 835 24.9
Associate degree 3,595 7.5   Asia 1,652 49.3
Bachelor's degree 7,859 16.4   Africa 10 0.3
Graduate or professional degree 5,109 10.6   Oceania 74 2.2
        Latin America 409 12.2
Percent high school graduate or higher 91.8 (X)   Northern America 373 11.1
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.0 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 76,200 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 61,893 100.0   English only 70,244 92.2
Never married 17,161 27.7   Language other than English 5,956 7.8
Now married, except separated 35,295 57.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,938 2.5
Separated 1,248 2.0   Spanish 1,951 2.6
Widowed 1,606 2.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 476 0.6
 Female 1,262 2.0   Other Indo-European languages 1,386 1.8
Divorced 6,583 10.6           Speak English less than '"very well"' 373 0.5
 Female 3,295 5.3   Asian and Pacific Island languages 1,601 2.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 802 1.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 82,840 100.0
           under 18 years 996 100.0     Total ancestries reported 92,616 111.8
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 511 51.3   Arab 83 0.1
        Czech¹ 624 0.8
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 918 1.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 51,743 100.0   Dutch 1,780 2.1
Civilian veterans 10,468 20.2   English 8,447 10.2
        French (except Basque)¹ 2,578 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 1,085 1.3
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 16,200 19.6
     Population 5 to 20 years 21,601 100.0   Greek 191 0.2
With a disability 1,453 6.7   Hungarian 353 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 44,130 100.0   Irish¹ 10,384 12.5
With a disability 6,008 13.6   Italian 2,867 3.5
 Percent employed 58.2 (X)   Lithuanian 104 0.1
No disability 38,122 86.4   Norwegian 3,769 4.5
 Percent employed 75.1 (X)   Polish 2,231 2.7
     Population 65 years and over 3,815 100.0   Portuguese 363 0.4
With a disability 1,608 42.1   Russian 840 1.0
        Scotch-Irish 1,932 2.3
        Scottish 2,008 2.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 133 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 76,200 100.0   Subsaharan African 301 0.4
Same house in 1995 30,036 39.4   Swedish 2,214 2.7
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 43,866 57.6   Swiss 318 0.4
 Same county 19,871 26.1   Ukrainian 214 0.3
 Different county 23,995 31.5   United States or American 5,445 6.6
  Same state 5,089 6.7   Welsh 787 1.0
  Different state 18,906 24.8   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 218 0.3
Elsewhere in 1995 2,298 3.0   Other ancestries 26,229 31.7
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
¹ The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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