Valdez 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 3,870 people and just one neighborhood, Valdez is the 16th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Valdez is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Valdez is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Valdez who work in office and administrative support (20.50%), food service (11.81%) and management occupations (8.59%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents will find that the city 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, Valdez is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Valdez 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 Valdez spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 11.56 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.