Selawik is a tiny coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 852 people and just one neighborhood, Selawik is the 41st largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Selawik is a blue-collar town, with 37.27% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Selawik is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Selawik who work in office and administrative support (13.66%), teaching (11.18%) and management occupations (9.94%).
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Selawik has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Selawik has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Selawik than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Selawik may be for you.
One of the nice things about Selawik 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 Selawik is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 10.57 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.
Selawik 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.