Copper Center is a tiny town located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 320 people and just one neighborhood, Copper Center is the 57th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Copper Center, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.00% of Copper Center’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Copper Center is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Copper Center who work in sales jobs (11.20%), management occupations (10.40%) and farm management occupations (8.00%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Copper Center work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
Also of interest is that Copper Center has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Copper Center is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Copper Center’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Copper Center’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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!) Copper Center 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. Copper Center has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Copper Center than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Copper Center may be for you.
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 14.41 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small town, Copper Center doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.