Hyder is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 90 people and just one neighborhood, Hyder is the 64th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Hyder is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Hyder workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Hyder is a town of managers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hyder who work in business and financial occupations (0.00%), management occupations (0.00%) and farm management occupations (0.00%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Hyder is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
The overall crime rate in Hyder is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the town 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, Hyder is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Hyder 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 Hyder is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 0.00 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 town, Hyder does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.