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
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.
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.
Being a small city, Selawik does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.