Saint Paul Island is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 1,211 people and just one neighborhood, Saint Paul Island is the 44th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Saint Paul Island is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Saint Paul Island is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Saint Paul Island who work in office and administrative support (21.59%), maintenance occupations (9.20%) and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.67%).
Saint Paul Island is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Saint Paul Island, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Also of interest is that Saint Paul Island has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.21% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
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, Saint Paul Island is worth considering.
Saint Paul Island 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 7.94 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small town, Saint Paul Island does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.