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 6,191 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%).

Kodiak is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various 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 12.40 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 citizens of Kodiak are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.79% of adults in Kodiak having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Kodiak's cultural character, accounting for 33.02% of the city’s population.

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



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