Juneau, AK
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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 32,756 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Juneau is the third largest community in Alaska.

Juneau home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alaska, but Juneau real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities, Juneau isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Juneau are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Juneau is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Juneau who work in office and administrative support (15.57%), management occupations (13.44%), and business and financial occupations (6.97%).

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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Juneau spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.65 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Juneau is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Juneau, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The population of Juneau is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.52% of adults in Juneau have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Juneau in 2010 was $39,979, which is wealthy relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,916 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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Juneau is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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