Hoonah is a tiny coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 734 people and just one neighborhood, Hoonah is the 43rd largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hoonah is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hoonah is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hoonah who work in office and administrative support (14.29%), management occupations (12.77%) and sales jobs (11.55%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Hoonah has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Setting & Lifestyle
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Hoonah has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Hoonah a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Hoonah is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Hoonah is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 10.48 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.