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.
Kodiak is a blue-collar town, with 38.18% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.23 minutes getting to work every day.
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 education level of Kodiak citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.13% of adults in Kodiak have at least a bachelor's 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.
In addition, Kodiak has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (30.14%).
The most common language spoken in Kodiak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.