Barrow is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 4,384 people and just one neighborhood, Barrow is the 14th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Barrow isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Barrow are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Barrow is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Barrow who work in office and administrative support (21.51%), management occupations (9.25%) and personal care services (5.45%).
Setting & Lifestyle
One of the nice things about Barrow 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Barrow spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 8.83 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.