College, Alaska

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College is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. It is part of the Fairbanks, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 13,493 in 2007.[1]

This community lies adjacent to the city of Fairbanks. The University of Alaska Fairbanks lies within its boundaries and serves as its core. The area is often referred to as part of Fairbanks, and not as a separate entity. The area is served by the University of Alaska Fairbanks for fire protection and ambulance service, and jointly by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department and Alaska State Troopers for police protection.


College is located at 64°50′54″N 147°49′38″W / 64.84833°N 147.82722°W / 64.84833; -147.82722 (64.848302, -147.827194)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.1 square miles (49.4 km²), of which, 18.7 square miles (48.4 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (2.15%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,402 people, 4,104 households, and 2,638 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 610.7 people per square mile (235.8/km²). There were 4,501 housing units at an average density of 241.1/sq mi (93.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 77.85% White, 3.11% Black or African American, 8.95% Native American, 3.19% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 5.74% from two or more races. 3.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,104 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 16.8% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.2 males.

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