Juneau is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 32,255 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Juneau is the third largest community in Alaska.
Juneau real estate is some of the most expensive in Alaska, although Juneau house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Juneau is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Juneau is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Juneau who work in office and administrative support (14.36%), management occupations (12.33%), and business and financial occupations (8.13%).
Also of interest is that Juneau has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.74% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Juneau 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.
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 17.03 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Juneau are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.79% of adults in Juneau have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Juneau in 2018 was $43,074, which is wealthy relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,296 for a family of four. However, Juneau contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Juneau is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Juneau home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Juneau residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Juneau include German, Irish, English, Swedish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Juneau is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.