Dillingham 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 2,396 people and just one neighborhood, Dillingham is the 24th largest community in Alaska.
Real Estate Prices
Dillingham home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alaska, but Dillingham 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, Dillingham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dillingham is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dillingham who work in office and administrative support (21.33%), management occupations (13.74%) and community and social services (6.34%).
A relatively large number of people in Dillingham telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.06% 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
Dillingham 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 12.02 minutes getting to work every day.