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 4,393 people and just one neighborhood, Barrow is the 14th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Barrow is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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
Barrow 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One of the benefits of Barrow is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 8.83 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.