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
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%).
A relatively large number of people in Cordova telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.90% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Cordova has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cordova a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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.
One of the benefits of Cordova is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 9.74 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.
As is often the case in a small city, Cordova doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.