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 real estate is some of the most expensive in Alaska, although Cooper Landing house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.10% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
One of the nice things about Cooper Landing 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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.24 minutes getting to work every day.
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.