Sutton is a very small town located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 2,248 people and just one neighborhood, Sutton is the 28th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Sutton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sutton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sutton is a town of service providers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Sutton who work in management occupations (10.40%), office and administrative support (9.83%) and personal care services (8.48%).
Of important note, Sutton is also a town of artists. Sutton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sutton’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Sutton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.17% 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
Another notable thing is that Sutton is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Sutton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Sutton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sutton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sutton may be for you.
One downside of living in Sutton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sutton, the average commute to work is 36.00 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Sutton is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.