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, McGrath isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in McGrath are a mix 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%).
A relatively large number of people in McGrath telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.34% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) McGrath has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. McGrath has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in McGrath than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, McGrath may be for you.
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.