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 6,191 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. 40.40% of the Kodiak workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Kodiak is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kodiak who work in office and administrative support (12.50%), food service (7.63%), and sales jobs (6.44%).
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 12.40 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Kodiak is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Kodiak isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 60.31% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Kodiak is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Kodiak overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Kodiak, 23.79% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kodiak in 2010 was $29,614, 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 $118,456 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 11.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kodiak include German, English, Norwegian, and Scottish.
In addition, Kodiak has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (33.02%).
The most common language spoken in Kodiak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Pacific Island languages.