Soldotna is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 4,719 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Soldotna is the 15th largest community in Alaska.
Soldotna is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Soldotna is a city of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Soldotna who work in management occupations (13.38%), healthcare (10.01%), and food service (8.66%).
Soldotna 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 13.41 minutes getting to work every day.
The percentage of adults in Soldotna who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.71% of the adults in Soldotna have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Soldotna in 2018 was $37,120, which is wealthy relative to Alaska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,480 for a family of four. However, Soldotna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Soldotna is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Soldotna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Soldotna residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Soldotna include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Soldotna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.