Gustavus 61 Average
Gustavus Livability #39 ranked city in Alaska#16,812 ranked city in the USARanks better than 42% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Gustavus

  • Employment

    This area excels in the employment category with a score well above average, primarily due to the higher median home income, per capita income and low unemployment rates.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Ratings

    Locals express favorable opinions about the proximity of everyday local amenities, parks, public transit, neighborly atmosphere, strong sense of community and the general safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this area is notably high, making it a more expensive place to live. You'll find higher expenses for everyday goods and services, housing and groceries.

  • Crime

    This area exhibits elevated crime rates per 100,000 residents, which may suggest it's a potentially unsafe place to reside. These rates encompass both property and violent crimes.

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      Gustavus transportation information

      Statistic Gustavus Alaska National
      Average one way commute18min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work51.0%68.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool3.0%12.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.1%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk32.7%7.9%2.8%
      Working from home11.0%4.6%4.6%
      Source: The Gustavus, AK data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).