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
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Tok is worth considering.
One of the benefits of Tok is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.47 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Tok doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.