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 2,404 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
Dillingham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.06% 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
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.
One of the benefits of Dillingham is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.02 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.