Sitka 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 8,493 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sitka is the fourth largest community in Alaska.
Sitka home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alaska, but Sitka real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sitka is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sitka is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sitka who work in management occupations (13.44%), sales jobs (9.83%), and office and administrative support (8.79%).
Also of interest is that Sitka has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Sitka 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.
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 11.67 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Sitka citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.37% of adults in Sitka have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Sitka in 2018 was $39,615, which is wealthy relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,460 for a family of four. However, Sitka contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Sitka is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sitka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sitka residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Sitka include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Sitka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.