Kodiak, AK
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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 6,253 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Kodiak is the eighth 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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Kodiak is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.18% of the Kodiak workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Kodiak is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kodiak who work in office and administrative support (11.59%), food service (8.72%), and management occupations (7.50%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Kodiak spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.23 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small city, Kodiak doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Kodiak are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.13% of adults in Kodiak having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kodiak in 2010 was $28,624, which is middle income relative to Alaska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,496 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. Kodiak also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kodiak include German, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Kodiak also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.14%.

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

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