Tyonek is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 176 people and just one neighborhood, Tyonek is the 62nd largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Tyonek, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.00% of Tyonek’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Tyonek is a town of construction workers and builders, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tyonek who work in management occupations (17.00%), office and administrative support (10.00%) and farm management occupations (8.00%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Tyonek’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
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!) Tyonek 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. Tyonek has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Tyonek than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Tyonek may be for you.
One of the nice things about Tyonek is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Tyonek spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.75 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Tyonek 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.