Seward is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 2,790 people and just one neighborhood, Seward is the 21st largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Seward is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Seward is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Seward who work in food service (15.04%), office and administrative support (14.95%) and management occupations (13.19%).
Setting & Lifestyle
One of the nice things about Seward 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 Seward spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 10.49 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Seward doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.