Juneau, AK
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Living in Juneau


Juneau is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 31,974 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Juneau is the third largest community in Alaska.

Juneau real estate is some of the most expensive in Alaska, although Juneau house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Juneau is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Juneau is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Juneau who work in office and administrative support (14.10%), management occupations (12.53%), and business and financial occupations (7.73%).

Also of interest is that Juneau has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Juneau is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One of the benefits of Juneau is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.62 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Juneau use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Juneau‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Juneau citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.41% of adults in Juneau have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Juneau in 2018 was $43,680, which is wealthy relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,720 for a family of four. However, Juneau contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Juneau is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Juneau home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Juneau residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Juneau include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Juneau is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.


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