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, Cooper Landing isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cooper Landing are a mix 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 destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Cooper Landing is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Cooper Landing a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Cooper Landing has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Cooper Landing’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Residents will find that the town 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, Cooper Landing is worth considering.
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Cooper Landing spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.24 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
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.