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 1,040 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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.02% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
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!) Akutan 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. Akutan has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Akutan than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Akutan may be for you.
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.
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 7.56 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Akutan doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.