Tok is a very small town located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 1,241 people and just one neighborhood, Tok is the 33rd largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Tok is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tok is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tok who work in teaching (11.37%), office and administrative support (9.77%) and management occupations (7.10%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.86% 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
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, Tok has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Tok a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Tok spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.47 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Tok does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.