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 1,173 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
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Hooper Bay has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Hooper Bay has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hooper Bay than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hooper Bay may be for you.
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hooper Bay spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 7.98 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Hooper Bay does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.