Naknek is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 522 people and just one neighborhood, Naknek is the 48th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Naknek isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Naknek are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Naknek is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Naknek who work in management occupations (15.88%), office and administrative support (13.18%) and teaching (11.82%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Naknek is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Overall, Naknek’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Naknek 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. Naknek has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Naknek than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Naknek may be for you.
Naknek 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 town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.69 minutes getting to work every day.
Naknek is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.