Hooper Bay is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 1,187 people and just one neighborhood, Hooper Bay is the 36th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
9.77% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Hooper Bay. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Education industries respectively employ 32.61% and 13.91% of the civilian workforce.
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, Hooper Bay has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Hooper Bay a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Hooper Bay 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 is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 7.98 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.
Being a small city, Hooper Bay does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.