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 10.11% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Retail and Construction are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 17.26% and 14.24% 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.
Being a small city, North Pole does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in North Pole who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.39% of adults in North Pole 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.