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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sutton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Sutton’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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, Sutton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Sutton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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.