McGrath is a tiny city located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 344 people and just one neighborhood, McGrath is the 56th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, McGrath is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, McGrath is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in McGrath who work in management occupations (13.38%), office and administrative support (11.46%) and teaching (10.83%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.34% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in McGrath is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, McGrath has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes McGrath a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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 9.94 minutes getting to work every day.
McGrath 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.