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
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
Residents of the Ketchikan City Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 81.7% 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 99.6% 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 and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 0.8% have Croatian ancestry.
Ketchikan City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% 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 98.2% 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
98.3% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, in the Ketchikan City Center neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 17.8%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Ketchikan City Center neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
96.4% 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.