Sitka is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 8,458 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sitka is the fourth largest community in Alaska.
Sitka real estate is some of the most expensive in Alaska, although Sitka house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Sitka isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sitka are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sitka is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sitka who work in management occupations (13.44%), sales jobs (9.83%), and office and administrative support (8.79%).
Also of interest is that Sitka has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Sitka 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.
One of the benefits of Sitka is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.67 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.
The education level of Sitka citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.37% of adults in Sitka have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Sitka in 2018 was $39,615, which is wealthy relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,460 for a family of four. However, Sitka contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Sitka is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sitka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sitka residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Sitka include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Sitka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.