Sitka, AK
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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 8,863 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sitka is the fourth largest community in Alaska.

Sitka home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alaska, but Sitka real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sitka is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sitka is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sitka who work in office and administrative support (14.45%), management occupations (12.24%), and healthcare (7.87%).

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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 12.98 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: 32.89% of adults in Sitka have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sitka in 2010 was $33,920, which is wealthy relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,680 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 English, Irish, Norwegian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Sitka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.

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