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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Juneau is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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. 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 16.65 minutes getting to work every day.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Juneau use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Juneau‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Juneau are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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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