Utqiagvik 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 5,176 people and just one neighborhood, Utqiagvik is the 14th largest community in Alaska.
Utqiagvik is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Utqiagvik is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Utqiagvik who work in office and administrative support (14.55%), teaching (11.86%), and management occupations (10.00%).
Also of interest is that Utqiagvik has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Utqiagvik 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Utqiagvik spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 9.85 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Utqiagvik does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Utqiagvik with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.61% of adults in Utqiagvik have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Utqiagvik in 2018 was $32,377, which is lower middle income relative to Alaska, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,508 for a family of four. However, Utqiagvik contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Utqiagvik is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Utqiagvik home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Utqiagvik residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Utqiagvik include German, Irish, English, Swedish, and British.
The most common language spoken in Utqiagvik is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Pacific Island languages.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. 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.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 89.1% 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.
In the neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 43.5% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 11.0% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 95.3% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
With more than 1.9% of residents living with a same sex partner, is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 60.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 29.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Utqiagvik are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 77.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.9% 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 54.1% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 43.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 22.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (20.8%), and 18.4% in manufacturing and laborer 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 51.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and Spanish.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Utqiagvik, AK, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (60.6%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (9.1%), and residents who report German roots (4.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (2.8%), along with some English ancestry residents (1.4%), among others. In addition, 11.3% 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 (89.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (43.5%) carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (38.6%) and 11.0% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. Despite relying on the automobile to get to work, residents of this neighborhood share the ride more than most neighborhoods, reducing traffic, pollution, and saving money.