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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Naknek is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Naknek is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Naknek is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Naknek is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.69 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Naknek doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.