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Kodiak, AK
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Living in Kodiak


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 5,581 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.

When you are in Kodiak, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 46.63% of Kodiak’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Kodiak is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kodiak who work in office and administrative support (11.61%), sales jobs (8.24%), and maintenance occupations (7.62%).

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 12.27 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small city, Kodiak does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Kodiak who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.48% of adults in Kodiak have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kodiak in 2018 was $31,371, 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 $125,484 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, Scottish, and Swedish.

Kodiak also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 41.48%.

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


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