Where our patients reside is another relevant characteristic we deem important to understand. To measure this, we tally zip codes. According to our data, 50% live within Fairbanks city limits. The other half claim North Pole (19.5%), Farmers Loop/Fox (16%), and surrounding small communities as their homes.
While there are many different industries people choose to work within, we did see some types of work more represented than other. In particular, education and health care. 15.5% of our patients were people who worked within the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, and other education institutions. 13% of patients work in healthcare (Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Tanana Valley Clinic, and various small clinics). Other industries represented include: construction/labor unions, government, and retail.