Unalaska is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 4,009 people and just one neighborhood, Unalaska is the 18th largest community in Alaska.
Unalaska home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alaska, but Unalaska real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unalaska is a blue-collar town, with 46.07% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Unalaska is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Unalaska who work in sales jobs (15.21%), office and administrative support (9.71%), and management occupations (6.87%).
Unalaska 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.
One of the benefits of Unalaska is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 8.61 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.
The percentage of adults in Unalaska who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.94% of the adults in Unalaska have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Unalaska in 2018 was $42,966, which is wealthy relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,864 for a family of four. However, Unalaska contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Unalaska is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Unalaska home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Unalaska residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Unalaska also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.72% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Unalaska include German, Irish, European, English, and Jamaican.
In addition, Unalaska has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (53.38%).
The most common language spoken in Unalaska is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 4 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. 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.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 94.0% 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 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
More people in choose to walk to work each day (26.0%) 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.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 45.0% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 97.2% of American neighborhoods.
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 89.3% of the neighborhoods in AK. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 54.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 34.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 100.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. What is interesting to note, is that the neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (53.4%) than are found in 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Unalaska are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 77.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 74.4% of America'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, 45.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 30.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (13.5%), and 9.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 40.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region), Spanish and Vietnamese.
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 Unalaska, AK, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (54.2%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (7.3%), and residents who report German roots (6.3%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (4.4%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.2%), among others. In addition, 53.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 (94.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (58.6%) 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 (26.0%) and 13.7% 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.