This community lies adjacent to the city of Fairbanks. The University of Alaska Fairbanks lies within its boundaries and serves as its core. The area is often referred to as part of Fairbanks, and not as a separate entity. The area is served by the University of Alaska Fairbanks for fire protection and ambulance service, and jointly by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department and Alaska State Troopers for police protection.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.1 square miles (49.4 km²), of which, 18.7 square miles (48.4 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (2.15%) is water.
There were 4,104 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 16.8% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,560, and the median income for a family was $69,969. Males had a median income of $47,126 versus $31,495 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,381. About 4.9% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.