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%).
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.
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Copper Center spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.41 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Copper Center 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.