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 8,407 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sitka is the fifth 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.
Sitka is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Sitka, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
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.
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 12.06 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Sitka is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.25% of adults in Sitka have a college degree.
The per capita income in Sitka in 2018 was $39,792, which is upper middle income relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,168 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.