Cordova is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 2,226 people and just one neighborhood, Cordova is the 25th largest community in Alaska.
Real Estate Prices
Cordova home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alaska, but Cordova real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cordova is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cordova is a city of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cordova who work in management occupations (17.97%), office and administrative support (14.77%) and farm management occupations (11.21%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.90% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
Residents will find that the city 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, Cordova is worth considering.
Cordova 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 9.74 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Cordova doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.