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
The overall crime rate in Tyonek is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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.
Tyonek 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.75 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small town, Tyonek doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.