Whittier, Alaska 

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Economy in Whittier, Alaska

Whittier has an unemployment rate of 8.0%. The US average is 3.9%.

Whittier has seen the job market increase by 0.1% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 20.1%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Whittier
- The Sales Tax Rate for Whittier is 0.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Whittier is 0.0%. The US average is 4.6%.

Income and Salaries for Whittier
- The average income of a Whittier resident is $29,106 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Whittier resident is $45,000 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYWhittier, AlaskaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate8.0%3.9%
  Recent Job Growth0.1%1.6%
  Future Job Growth20.1%33.5%
  Sales Taxes0.0%7.3%
  Income Taxes00.046
  Income per Cap.$22,938$31,177
  Household Income$50,156$57,652
  Family Median Income$60,313$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting0.0%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction6.3%0.6%
  Construction10.2%6.2%
  Manufacturing0.8%10.4%
  Wholesale trade0.0%2.7%
  Retail trade6.3%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing21.1%4.1%
  Utilities0.015630.00851
  Information2.3%2.1%
  Finance and insurance0.0%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing8.6%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services2.3%6.7%
  Management of companies0.0%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs0.0%4.3%
  Educational services7.0%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance7.8%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation2.3%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services10.2%7.4%
  Other services2.3%4.9%
  Public administration10.9%4.8%
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    A Strange Little Town - 11/22/2007
    Lived in Whittier about thirty years ago; it hasn't changed much since. It was originally developed by the military on a fiord of Prince William Sound with only a few... Read More

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