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
Anchor Point is a blue-collar town, with 36.58% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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%).
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
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.
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.