Kotzebue is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 3,284 people and just one neighborhood, Kotzebue is the 19th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kotzebue is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kotzebue is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kotzebue who work in office and administrative support (20.57%), management occupations (11.19%) and teaching (6.69%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Kotzebue 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
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 9.61 minutes getting to work every day.