Anchor Point is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 1,987 people and just one neighborhood, Anchor Point is the 29th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Anchor Point is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.58% of the Anchor Point workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Anchor Point is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Anchor Point who work in sales jobs (10.80%), office and administrative support (10.48%) and management occupations (7.55%).
A relatively large number of people in Anchor Point telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.25% 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
Because of many things, Anchor Point is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Anchor Point really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Anchor Point perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the town 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, Anchor Point is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Anchor Point is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.