Craig 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 1,248 people and just one neighborhood, Craig is the 34th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Craig is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.12% of the Craig workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Craig is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Craig who work in office and administrative support (13.24%), farm management occupations (10.71%) and sales jobs (9.23%).
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, Craig is worth considering.
Craig 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 Craig is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.73 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.