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Ester, AK

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Overview


Ester is a very small town located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 2,416 people and just one neighborhood, Ester is the 30th largest community in Alaska.

Occupations and Workforce

Ester is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ester is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ester who work in teaching (18.09%), sales jobs (14.70%), and office and administrative support (12.69%).

A relatively large number of people in Ester telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.91% 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

Ester is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The education level of Ester citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.27% of adults in Ester have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ester in 2018 was $42,150, which is upper middle income relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,600 for a family of four.

Ester is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ester residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Ester include German, English, European, Eastern European, and French.

The most common language spoken in Ester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Pacific Island languages.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, of particular note, 2.4% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

Also, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.1% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Alaska, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Alaska.

Real Estate

This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 7 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 97.7% of America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Eastern European and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 4.8% have French Canadian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Ester are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 52.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 52.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 30.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (8.9%), and 7.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish, Italian and French.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Ester, AK, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.4%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (4.9%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (4.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (76.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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