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 real estate is some of the most expensive in Alaska, although Dillingham house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Dillingham isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dillingham are a mix 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
One of the nice things about Dillingham is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Dillingham spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.02 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.