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
When you are in Anchor Point, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.58% of Anchor Point’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.25% 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
Anchor Point is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Anchor Point’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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, Anchor Point has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Anchor Point a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Anchor Point 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.