We couldnt agree more with the following article from US News, published January 8, 2019
This article that we have linked above, titled “The best cities to live in every State” went over the best of each state city or town, and guess what city won in Alaska? Well We’ll tell you, it was none other than our home town of Ketchikan. Awesome.
- BECKY BOHRER, AP
- Population: 8,189
- 5 yr. population change: +2.3 percent
- Median home value: $232,500
- Median household income: $53,937
When it comes to things people care about, health outcomes are an important factor in the overall quality of life in a given area. In Ketchikan, Alaska, the mortality rate of people admitted to the hospital is 12.2 per 100,000 hospital admissions within 30 days. That figure is the lowest of any major metropolitan area in the state. Ketchikan is the only metro area in Alaska with a mortality rate lower than the U.S. mortality rate of 12.9 per 100,000.
Thanks to its scenery along the southeastern coast of Alaska and proximity to the continental United States, Ketchikan is a popular tourist destination, especially on cruises. Though much of Alaska is isolated and rural, Ketchikan offers residents and visitors access to many more entertainment options than most parts of the state – which can be important during the long, dark winters. Ketchikan has more bars, restaurants, and movie theaters than almost anywhere else in the state.