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
Unlike some cities, Nome isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Nome are a mix 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
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Nome spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 9.60 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Nome does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.