Ketchikan, AK (City Center)




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About Ketchikan, AK (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Ketchikan is $228,136, which is more expensive than 38.8% of the neighborhoods in Alaska and 56.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Ketchikan City Center is currently $1,311, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 61.3% of Alaska neighborhoods.

Ketchikan City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Ketchikan, Alaska. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Real estate in the City Center of Ketchikan, AK is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Ketchikan City Center has a 12.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 66.6% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Ketchikan City Center is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Ketchikan City Center is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Ketchikan City Center neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Ketchikan City Center neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 82.9% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Ketchikan City Center neighborhood has more Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.

Ketchikan City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 0.2% of the Ketchikan City Center neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 98.2% of America's neighborhoods.

Also, more people in Ketchikan City Center choose to walk to work each day (21.2%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: People

Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 20.7% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Ketchikan City Center neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 96.1% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Ketchikan City Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 95.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Ketchikan are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 46.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 34.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 77.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Ketchikan City Center neighborhood, 37.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.3%), and 12.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the City Center neighborhood in Ketchikan, AK, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (15.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.2%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (7.9%), along with some English ancestry residents (7.5%), among others.

The Neighbors: 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 Ketchikan City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Ketchikan City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (82.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (55.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (21.2%) and 18.2% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
City Center 0.101011101001110
Ketchikan 0.101011101001110
Alaska 7.30

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Ketchikan VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Ketchikan 0.101011101001110
Alaska 28.18

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Ketchikan 0.101011101001110
Alaska 8

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

KETCHIKAN GATEWAY BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Alaska

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Better than of AK school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AK Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Point Higgins School
981 North Point Higgins Rd Ntg
Ketchikan, AK, 99901
PK-06
Tongass School Of Arts And Sciences Charter
410 Schoenbar Road
Ketchikan, AK, 99901
PK-06
Fast Track School
2931 Baranof Ave
Ketchikan, AK, 99901
KG-12
Ketchikan Charter School
410 Schoenbar
Ketchikan, AK, 99901
KG-08
Fawn Mountain Elementary School
400 Old Homestead Rd
Ketchikan, AK, 99901
PK-06
Schoenbar Middle School
217 Schoenbar
Ketchikan, AK, 99901
07-08
Revilla Jr/sr High School
3131 Baranof Ave
Ketchikan, AK, 99901
07-12
Ketchikan High School
2610 4th Ave
Ketchikan, AK, 99901
09-12
Houghtaling Elementary School
2940 Baranof
Ketchikan, AK, 99901
PK-06
Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility School
3058 5th Ave
Ketchikan, AK, 99901
05-12

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