Valdez, AK

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Valdez Profile


Overview

Valdez 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 3,855 people and just one neighborhood, Valdez is the 16th largest community in Alaska.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Valdez is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.99% of the Valdez workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Valdez is a city of construction workers and builders, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Valdez who work in teaching (13.58%), office and administrative support (11.52%), and management occupations (9.71%).

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Valdez has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Valdez has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Valdez than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Valdez may be for you.

Valdez 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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Valdez spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.44 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Valdez does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Valdez Demographics

The population of Valdez is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.14% of adults in Valdez have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Valdez in 2018 was $47,293, which is wealthy relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,172 for a family of four. However, Valdez contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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AGE OF Valdez, AK HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AK* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
George H. Gilson Middle School
357 Robe River Dr
Valdez, AK 99686
06-08
Valdez High School
319 Robe River Dr
Valdez, AK 99686
09-12
Hermon Hutchens Elementary School
1009 West Klutina
Valdez, AK 99686
PK-05
Valdez Home School
1112 West Klutina St
Valdez, AK 99686
PK-12
Tatitlek Community School
Main St
Tatitlek, AK 99677
PK-12
Whittier Community School
Portage St
Whittier, AK 99693
PK-12
Chenega School
Main St
Chenega Bay, AK 99574
PK-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

VALDEZ CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Alaska

(10 is best)

Better than of AK school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 32.3% 42.5%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 28.8% 38.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.5% 3.8%

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CHUGACH SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Alaska

(10 is best)

Better than of AK school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED UNREPORTED 42.5%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 38.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 3.8%

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