Soldotna is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 4,544 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Soldotna is the 15th largest community in Alaska.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Soldotna is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Soldotna is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Soldotna who work in sales jobs (13.45%), teaching (8.18%), and healthcare (7.67%).
Soldotna 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.
One of the benefits of Soldotna is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.27 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.
The citizens of Soldotna are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.91% of adults in Soldotna having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Soldotna in 2010 was $33,507, which is upper middle income relative to Alaska, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,028 for a family of four. However, Soldotna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Soldotna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Soldotna residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Soldotna include Irish, English, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Soldotna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.