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
Cooper Landing is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Cooper Landing has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Cooper Landing has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cooper Landing than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cooper Landing may be for you.
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.