Fairbanks borough population exceeds milestone

The population of the Fairbanks North Star Borough has cracked the 100,000 milestone.

But the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says it’s not because of an influx of newcomers.

Statistics released by the Alaska Department of Labor show that the Fairbanks area gained about 2,800 new residents between 2010 and 2012. That’s an increase of 2.8 percent, and is attributable to births.

The state estimates the Fairbanks area had a small loss in terms of net migration, with 46 more people leaving the Fairbanks area than moving in during the past two years.