Juneau, AK Economy


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Juneau, AK is a city located in Alaska's southeast region and is known for its abundant wildlife, mountains, glaciers, and rich Native American culture. The city offers affordable living costs compared to other US cities; the two-bedroom rental average is $1,300 compared to the national average of $1,430. Furthermore, grocery expenses are lower than the US national index at 134 versus 100. Shopping can be found in various local stores such as Hearthside Books & Toys or in well-known chains like Walmart or Safeway supermarkets. Local companies such as Juneau Tours & Whale Watching provide cruises and hikes through Alaska’s wilderness while retailers including AJ Mine Gastineau Mill Tour offer souvenirs from the area that make great gifts for family and friends back home.

Juneau has an unemployment rate of 5.5%. The US average is 6.0%.

Juneau has seen the job market decrease by -1.0% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 24.8%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Juneau
- The Sales Tax Rate for Juneau is 5.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Juneau is 0.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Juneau
- The average income of a Juneau resident is $38,057 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Juneau resident is $90,126 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.

Income by Population Percent

  EconomyJuneau, AlaskaUnited States
  5.56
  -8.0%-6.2%
  24.8%33.5%
  5.0%6.2%
  0.0%4.6%
  $45,607$37,638
  $90,126$69,021
  $108,904$85,028
  Population by Occupation
  3.1%1.2%
  2.0%0.5%
  7.0%6.8%
  3.2%10.0%
  0.9%2.5%
  6.7%11.0%
  7.1%4.8%
  0.4%0.8%
  2.1%1.9%
  1.2%4.7%
  2.1%1.9%
  3.8%7.6%
  0.0%0.1%
  2.5%4.2%
  9.7%9.3%
  12.5%14.0%
  3.0%2.1%
  5.1%7.0%
  3.0%4.8%
  24.5%4.7%
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Over 8 years ago

Juneau's strong points are its unique geography and scenery, outdoor recreation options, availability of fresh seafood, and its thriving arts & culture  More

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Over 10 years ago

Juneau AK has over 50 trails in and around our community. They can be short as a jaunt from the road to the water to go shell collecting or much longer. Such as a hike  More

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Over 11 years ago

If you want wilderness, mountains, ocean, fishing, hunting, hiking, snow, rain, and cold, this is the place to  More

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