Nome is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 3,788 people and just one neighborhood, Nome is the 17th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Nome is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Nome is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nome who work in office and administrative support (16.78%), management occupations (12.06%) and teaching (8.47%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Nome 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.
One of the benefits of Nome is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 9.60 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.
Being a small city, Nome does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.