Metlakatla is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 1,456 people and just one neighborhood, Metlakatla is the 32nd largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Metlakatla is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Metlakatla is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Metlakatla who work in office and administrative support (11.51%), farm management occupations (11.20%) and maintenance occupations (8.68%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The town 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, Metlakatla has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Metlakatla a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Metlakatla 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.
One of the benefits of Metlakatla is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 10.66 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.