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Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
Historic Courthouse in Eagle, Alaska.
Historic Courthouse in Eagle, Alaska.
Map of Alaska highlighting Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
Location within the U.S. state of Alaska
Map of the United States highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Alaska
Established 1980
Named for its location to the southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska
Largest city Deltana
 • Total 25,059 sq mi (64,900 km2)
 • Land 24,769 sq mi (64,150 km2)
 • Water 291 sq mi (750 km2)  1.2%%
 • Total 6,808
 • Density 0.28/sq mi (0.11/km2)
Time zone UTC−9 (Alaska)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−8 (ADT)
Congressional district At-large

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area (Russian: Саутист-Фэрбанкс) is a census area located in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2020 census, the population was 6,808, down from 7,029 in 2010. It is part of the unorganized borough and therefore has no borough seat. Its largest communities are Deltana and Tok, both unincorporated CDPs.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the census area has a total area of 25,059 square miles (64,900 km2), of which 24,769 square miles (64,150 km2) is land and 291 square miles (750 km2) (1.2%) is water.

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

National protected areas


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 4,179
1980 5,676 35.8%
1990 5,913 4.2%
2000 6,174 4.4%
2010 7,029 13.8%
2020 6,808 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1900–1990 1990–2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,174 people, 2,098 households, and 1,506 families living in the census area. The population density was 0.25 people per square mile (0.01/km2). There were 3,225 housing units at an average density of 0.13/sq mi (0.05/km2). The racial makeup of the census area was 78.99% White, 1.98% Black or African American, 12.71% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 4.76% from two or more races. 2.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 4.29% reported speaking an Athabaskan language at home, while 4.02% speak Russian, 3.76% Ukrainian, and 2.34% Spanish.

Of the 2,098 households, 39.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 23.50% of households were one person, and 5.50% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the census area, the population was spread out, with 32.80% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 6.10% 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.60 males.



Census-designated places

See also

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