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 2,196 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
Cordova is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.90% 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
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Cordova 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. Cordova has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cordova than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cordova may be for you.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
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.
Being a small city, Cordova does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.