Sunday, May 13, 2012
The Fairbanks North Star Borough is a borough located in the state of Alaska, United States. The boundaries of the borough are coterminous with that of the Fairbanks, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the borough's land area is slightly smaller than that of the state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 the population was 97,581, while the 2011 population estimate for the Fairbanks North Star Borough is 99,192.  The borough seat is the incorporated city of Fairbanks. The only other incorporated city in the borough is North Pole, a small city which is dwarfed in population by nearby census-designated places generally regarded as being part of North Pole but outside its city limits. There are several significant unincorporated communities in the Fairbanks area, such as College (home of the University of Alaska Fairbanks) and Eielson Air Force Base.