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
When you are in Skagway, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.10% of Skagway’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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.
One of the benefits of Skagway is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 7.89 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.