Cooper Landing is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 297 people and just one neighborhood, Cooper Landing is the 58th largest community in Alaska.
Real Estate Prices
Cooper Landing home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alaska, but Cooper Landing real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cooper Landing is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cooper Landing is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cooper Landing who work in sales jobs (30.51%), personal care services (13.56%) and architecture and engineering (11.86%).
Of important note, Cooper Landing is also a town of artists. Cooper Landing has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cooper Landing’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Cooper Landing telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.10% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Another notable thing is that Cooper Landing is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Because of many things, Cooper Landing 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, Cooper Landing really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cooper Landing 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, Cooper Landing has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cooper Landing a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Cooper Landing 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.
One of the benefits of Cooper Landing is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.24 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.
Cooper Landing is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.