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 3,806 people and just one neighborhood, Nome is the 17th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Nome is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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
One of the nice things about Nome 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 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.
Nome 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.