Metlakatla, AK

Population: 1,620

Key findings

  • Metlakatla has a Livability Score of 56/100, which is considered poor
  • Metlakatla crime rates are 51% lower than the Alaska average
  • Cost of living in Metlakatla is 14% lower than the Alaska average
  • Metlakatla real estate prices are 45% lower than the Alaska average
  • Rental prices in Metlakatla are 41% lower than the Alaska average

Best Places to Live in and Around Metlakatla

See all the best places to live around Metlakatla

Compare Metlakatla, AK Livability

      vs

      How Do You Rate The Livability In Metlakatla?

      1. Select a livability score between 1-100
      0
      Awful
      25
      Poor
      50
      Average
      75
      Good
      100
      Great
      2. Select any tags that apply to this area View results

      Metlakatla Real estate & Rental prices

      See Metlakatla real estate or rentals

      Top Rated Schools in Metlakatla

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Richard Johnson ElementaryPK - 516332%
      Charles R. Leask Sr. Middle School6 - 86717%
      Metlakatla High School9 - 128615%
      See all Metlakatla schools

      Metlakatla Reviews

      Write a review about Metlakatla Tell people what you like or don't like about Metlakatla…
      Review Metlakatla
      Overall rating Rollover stars and click to rate
      Rate local amenities Rollover bars and click to rate
      Attractions0/10
      Community0/10
      Nightlife0/10
      Dining0/10
      Shopping0/10
      If you have a family, move here

      Attractions7/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife1/10
      Dining1/10
      Shopping1/10
      Metlakatla is an awesome town if you have a family. Come here for a fresh start. You want nature, there is nature. You want beaches, there are beaches. You want lots of mountains to climb, you better believe that there are going to be mountains. Awesome little island village.
      • 0 0
      Love This Town

      Attractions8/10
      Community8/10
      Nightlife1/10
      Dining1/10
      Shopping1/10
      Metlakatla is a great town. It is small and laid back, but big and has amenities. A post office, a store, a convenience market, a hardware store, and a twice daily barge to Ketchikan. Everything you need if you are the type of person who likes a "city" feel, but a "village" vibe. Most people are very nice. You can even catch a native Tsimshian dance. I highly recommend it.
      • 0 0
      Actually a pretty nice place

      Attractions8/10
      Community6/10
      Nightlife1/10
      Dining1/10
      Shopping1/10
      Metlakatla is actually a pretty nice place to live in. It's got the small-town feel while having most of the things you need right down the street. It is very rainy, but if that doesn't bother you, then I don't know what will. Could use a restaurant though.
      • 0 0
      Rainy, Depressing, Slummy, Boring, Mean Spirited village.

      Attractions6/10
      Community1/10
      Nightlife1/10
      Dining1/10
      Shopping1/10
      I have lived in Metlakatla for two years, and there were very few things I liked. I will first start with the Pros. 1. It has an old abandoned runway that is a fun place to hang out. 2. It has a rocky hill that is fun to climb. 3. The beaches are amazing. Now for the cons. 1. You can only own land there and vote if you are a Native, meaning that you are Part of the tribe. 2. You are never welcome in that town. You are always an outsider. 3. The kids are jerky, boring, fat, and very secluded. 4. It is too rainy there. Its wet, and damp all year round. Especially in the winter. 5. No Ameneties. Like restaurants and things to eat? Well, forget it if you live there. The closest thing there is to a restaurant is a convenience store. 6. The education is a joke.Thank you for reading this. I hope this will give you an insight on Metlakatla.
      • 0 0
      Reason for reporting
      Source: The Metlakatla, AK data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).