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Thorne Bay - Kake, AK

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Overview


Thorne Bay - Kake is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 2,085 people and just one neighborhood, Thorne Bay - Kake is the 36th largest community in Alaska.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Thorne Bay - Kake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Thorne Bay - Kake are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Thorne Bay - Kake is a town of managers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thorne Bay - Kake who work in management occupations (17.17%), sales jobs (9.41%), and office and administrative support (8.53%).

Setting & Lifestyle

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!) Thorne Bay - Kake 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. Thorne Bay - Kake has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Thorne Bay - Kake than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Thorne Bay - Kake may be for you.

Thorne Bay - Kake 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One of the benefits of Thorne Bay - Kake is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.04 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.

Demographics

The citizens of Thorne Bay - Kake are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.95% of adults in Thorne Bay - Kake having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Thorne Bay - Kake in 2018 was $28,663, which is lower middle income relative to Alaska, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,652 for a family of four. However, Thorne Bay - Kake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Thorne Bay - Kake is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Thorne Bay - Kake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thorne Bay - Kake residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Thorne Bay - Kake include German, Irish, English, European, and French.

The most common language spoken in Thorne Bay - Kake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 0 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 41.1% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Modes of Transportation

In the neighborhood, 0.7% of people ride a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry ridership than in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, more people in choose to walk to work each day (23.3%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 72.5% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 14.4% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 8.5% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Alaska, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Alaska.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 1.5% have Canadian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Thorne Bay - Kake are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 72.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 23.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 72.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 34.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (25.8%), and 14.4% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Native American languages and Italian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Thorne Bay - Kake, AK, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (24.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (21.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (16.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.5%), along with some French ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (72.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (49.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (23.3%) and 19.6% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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