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 a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Hyder’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Hyder’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Hyder 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. Hyder has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hyder than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hyder may be for you.
Hyder 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 Hyder spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 0.00 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Hyder does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.