Sutton is a very small town located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 2,317 people and just one neighborhood, Sutton is the 28th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Sutton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.17% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
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.
In Sutton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.00 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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.