Sitka, AK (Baranof / Chatham)




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About Sitka, AK (Baranof / Chatham)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Baranof / Chatham median real estate price is $371,084, which is more expensive than 81.9% of the neighborhoods in Alaska and 77.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Baranof / Chatham is currently $1,493, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.5% of Alaska neighborhoods.

Baranof / Chatham is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sitka, Alaska. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Baranof / Chatham real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Baranof / Chatham neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Baranof / Chatham has a 14.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 72.5% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (7.5%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 1 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 99.4% of America. Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Baranof / Chatham neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Baranof / Chatham is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Baranof / Chatham neighborhood has more Native American and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 11.6% have Norwegian ancestry.

Baranof / Chatham is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Baranof / Chatham neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 73.9% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 6.3% of residents in the Baranof / Chatham neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 98.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Baranof / Chatham neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 6.5% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Baranof / Chatham neighborhood in Sitka are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 82.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 64.3% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Baranof / Chatham neighborhood, 38.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 18.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.8%), and 17.2% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Baranof / Chatham neighborhood in Sitka, AK, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (19.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.0%), and residents who report German roots (15.4%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (11.6%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (8.8%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Baranof / Chatham neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.4% of households. Some people also speak Native American languages (4.3%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Baranof / Chatham neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (73.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (63.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.6%) and 9.7% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Baranof / Chatham 0.101011101001110
Sitka 0.101011101001110
Alaska 7.30
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Baranof / Chatham 0.101011101001110
Sitka 0.101011101001110
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Sitka 0.101011101001110
Alaska 8

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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SITKA SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AK Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Pacific High School
509 Lincoln
Sitka, AK, 99835
09-12
Blatchley Middle School
601 Halibut Point Road
Sitka, AK, 99835
06-08
Baranof Elementary
305 Baranof Street
Sitka, AK, 99835
PK-01
Sitka Correspondence
305 Baranof Street
Sitka, AK, 99835
KG-12
Sitka High School
1000 Lake Street
Sitka, AK, 99835
09-12
Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary
307 Kashevaroff
Sitka, AK, 99835
02-05

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