Kodiak is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 5,458 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Kodiak is the 12th largest community in Alaska.
Kodiak real estate is some of the most expensive in Alaska, although Kodiak house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
One of the nice things about Kodiak is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Kodiak is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.09 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Kodiak does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Kodiak is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.62% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kodiak in 2018 was $31,635, which is lower middle income relative to Alaska, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,540 for a family of four. However, Kodiak contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kodiak is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kodiak home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kodiak residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Kodiak include Irish, German, English, French Canadian, and Swedish.
Kodiak also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 38.60%.
The most common language spoken in Kodiak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Pacific Island languages.