What does it really mean to be poor? For this article specifically, we documented the ideology of ‘poor’ based on median household incomes, unemployment rates and poverty levels for towns in Alaska with a population of at least 2,000 year-round residents. This information was collected from the United States Census Bureau’s 2010-2014 American Community Survey.
Let us remind you that although these towns made the list, doesn’t mean that they are really as ‘poor’ as it might seem. You see for some, and especially in Alaska – a big bank account and monetary possessions aren’t the ticket to success. Being a part of a community that is rich in culture, surrounding oneself with love, being able to live off the land and living a simple lifestyle while being located in the most beautiful place in the world – now THAT is how you become rich. You see, sometimes hindsight paints a much clearer picture than perception ever will.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Living and loving life in Alaska, Courtney enjoys living a happy life based on simple principles; work hard, be kind, stay humble. She is an avid dog lover with hobbies that include running, fly fishing, hiking & snowboarding.
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