Akutan 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 1,041 people and just one neighborhood, Akutan is the 37th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Akutan is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 86.93% of the Akutan workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Akutan is a city of production and manufacturing workers, transportation and shipping workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Akutan who work in maintenance occupations (3.42%), office and administrative support (2.59%) and farm management occupations (2.12%).
A relatively large number of people in Akutan telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.02% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Overall, Akutan’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Akutan is worth considering.
Akutan 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.
One of the benefits of Akutan is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 7.56 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Akutan does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.