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
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Hoonah is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Hoonah is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy 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.