North Pole is a very small city located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 2,189 people and three constituent neighborhoods, North Pole is the 26th largest community in Alaska.
North Pole is a military town: the armed forces employs 8.82% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Construction and Accommodation are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 15.98% and 14.02% of the civilian workforce respectively.
Also of interest is that North Pole has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
As is often the case in a small city, North Pole doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, North Pole is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.31% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in North Pole in 2010 was $31,778, which is upper middle income relative to Alaska, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,112 for a family of four. However, North Pole contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
North Pole is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Pole home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Pole residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in North Pole include Irish, Italian, French , and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in North Pole is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.