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
Skagway is a blue-collar town, with 36.10% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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%).
A relatively large number of people in Skagway telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.15% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 7.89 minutes getting to work every day.