Hooper Bay - Chevak is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 8,360 people and just one neighborhood, Hooper Bay - Chevak is the sixth largest community in Alaska.
Hooper Bay - Chevak is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hooper Bay - Chevak is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hooper Bay - Chevak who work in maintenance occupations (13.94%), office and administrative support (12.57%), and teaching (12.39%).
The town 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, Hooper Bay - Chevak has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Hooper Bay - Chevak a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Hooper Bay - Chevak 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 Hooper Bay - Chevak is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 8.74 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.
Hooper Bay - Chevak ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 2.92% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Hooper Bay - Chevak in 2018 was $15,417, which is low income relative to Alaska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,668 for a family of four. However, Hooper Bay - Chevak contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Hooper Bay - Chevak also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.64% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Hooper Bay - Chevak home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hooper Bay - Chevak residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hooper Bay - Chevak include Swedish, Russian, Irish, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Hooper Bay - Chevak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Hooper Bay - Chevak, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 0 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 99.6% of America. Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
In the neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 50.7% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 100.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, more people in choose to walk to work each day (38.7%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 94.7% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the neighborhood buck this trend. 81.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 97.1% of the adult residents in the neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the neighborhood has more single mother households than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 93.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 39.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Hooper Bay - Chevak are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 89.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 43.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 30.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (24.1%), and 19.4% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 69.9% of households. Some people also speak Native American languages (39.7%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Hooper Bay - Chevak, AK, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (93.1%).
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (94.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (50.7%) carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (38.7%) and 6.8% of residents also drive alone in a private automobile for their daily commute. Despite relying on the automobile to get to work, residents of this neighborhood share the ride more than most neighborhoods, reducing traffic, pollution, and saving money.