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 859 people and just one neighborhood, Selawik is the 41st largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Selawik is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.27% of the Selawik workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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
Residents will find that the city 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, Selawik is worth considering.
Selawik 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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 10.57 minutes getting to work every day.
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.