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.
10.11% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in North Pole. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Retail and Construction industries respectively employ 17.26% and 14.24% of the civilian workforce.
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.
Being a small city, North Pole does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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: 25.39% 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 $30,992, which is upper middle income relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,968 for a family of four. However, North Pole contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
North Pole is a very 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 Black or African-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 Tagalog and Native American languages.