Willow is a very small town located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 2,305 people and just one neighborhood, Willow is the 27th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Willow isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Willow are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Willow is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willow who work in sales jobs (13.09%), office and administrative support (12.26%) and personal care services (7.78%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.19% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Willow is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Willow has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Willow a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Willow is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Willow, the average commute to work is 32.11 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Willow is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.