Skagway 72 Excellent
Skagway Livability #12 ranked city in Alaska#5,783 ranked city in the USARanks better than 80% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Skagway

  • Crime

    This area boasts a crime rate that is far below the national average, making it a very safe place to live. These crime statistics encompass both property and violent offenses.

  • Employment

    With higher than average median household income, income per capita and lower unemployment rates, this area scores extremely well in the employment category.

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Schools

    The high score in the schools category can be attributed to outstanding test scores, elevated graduation rates and the convenient placement of elementary and high schools in this area.

  • Ratings

    According to recent surveys and polls, locals had excellent ratings for walkability to nearby amenities, safety, access to public transit and the overall sense of community in the area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

  • Cost Of Living

    This area is known for its high cost of living, which means you should anticipate higher costs for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries, and health care.

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      Skagway transportation information

      Statistic Skagway Alaska National
      Average one way commute5min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work38.3%68.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool3.8%12.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.1%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle6.1%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk46.2%7.9%2.8%
      Working from home4.0%4.6%4.6%
      Source: The Skagway, AK data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).