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
Copper Center is a blue-collar town, with 40.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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%).
In addition, many people in Copper Center have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
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.
The overall crime rate in Copper Center is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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, Copper Center is worth considering.
One of the benefits of Copper Center is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.41 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.
Being a small town, Copper Center does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.