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 1,234 people and just one neighborhood, Saint Paul Island is the 44th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Saint Paul Island is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Saint Paul Island has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Saint Paul Island a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Saint Paul Island 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Saint Paul Island spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 7.94 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Saint Paul Island does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.