Pleasant Valley, Alaska

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Pleasant Valley, Alaska
Location within Fairbanks North Star Borough and the state of Alaska
Location within Fairbanks North Star Borough and the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 64°52′38″N 146°53′2″W / 64.87722°N 146.88389°W / 64.87722; -146.88389Coordinates: 64°52′38″N 146°53′2″W / 64.87722°N 146.88389°W / 64.87722; -146.88389
CountryUnited States
BoroughFairbanks North Star
 • Borough mayorBryce J. Ward
 • State senatorClick Bishop (R)
 • State rep.Dave Talerico (R)
 • Total31.1 sq mi (80.6 km2)
 • Land31.1 sq mi (80.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
623 ft (190 m)
 • Total725
 • Density23/sq mi (9.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)907
FIPS code02-61120
GNIS feature ID1866967

Pleasant Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. It is part of the Fairbanks, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 725 at the 2010 census,[1] up from 623 at the 2000 census.


Pleasant Valley is located at 64°52′38″N 146°53′2″W / 64.87722°N 146.88389°W / 64.87722; -146.88389 (64.877256, -146.884023), in the valley of the Chena River 28 miles (45 km) east of Fairbanks.[2] It is placed between the hills and is accessible by Chena Hot Springs Road.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 31.1 square miles (80.6 km2), all of it land.[1] Pleasant Valley gets 15 inches (380 mm) of rain per year.[citation needed]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Pleasant Valley first appeared on the 1990 U.S. Census as a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 623 people, 219 households, and 162 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 7.9/km² (20.6/mi²). There were 246 housing units at an average density of 3.1/km² (8.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.96% White, 4.82% Native American, 2.09% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 4.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.57% of the population.

There were 219 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 2.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 109.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $49,464, and the median income for a family was $41,719. Males had a median income of $50,750 versus $22,969 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $18,633. About 10.1% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Pleasant Valley CDP, Alaska". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.