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
The overall crime rate in Anderson is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The city 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, Anderson has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Anderson a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Anderson is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.00 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Anderson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.