Anderson is a tiny city located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 271 people and just one neighborhood, Anderson is the 60th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
24.00% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Anderson. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Construction industries respectively employ 28.30% and 25.47% of the civilian workforce.
Of important note, Anderson is also a city of artists. Anderson has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Anderson’s character.
Also of interest is that Anderson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 22.67% 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
Anderson’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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, Anderson is worth considering.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Anderson spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.00 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Anderson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.