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 3,921 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.
Valdez 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 Valdez is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.56 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.