Kodiak, AK
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Kodiak is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 5,813 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Kodiak is the eighth largest community in Alaska.

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

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Kodiak is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 51.70% of the Kodiak workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Kodiak is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kodiak who work in office and administrative support (10.87%), sales jobs (5.83%), and management occupations (5.03%).

One of the nice things about Kodiak is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 12.51 minutes getting to work every day.

Kodiak is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Kodiak overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Kodiak, 22.21% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kodiak in 2018 was $32,699, which is middle income relative to Alaska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,796 for a family of four. However, Kodiak contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

Kodiak also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 36.17%.

The most common language spoken in Kodiak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Pacific Island languages.


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