Skagway is a tiny town located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 985 people and just one neighborhood, Skagway is the 39th largest community in Alaska.
Real Estate Prices
Skagway home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alaska, but Skagway real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Skagway is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.10% of the Skagway workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Skagway is a town of managers, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Skagway who work in management occupations (18.05%), office and administrative support (9.74%) and sales jobs (8.63%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.15% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Skagway has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Skagway a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Skagway spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 7.89 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.