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
Hyder is a blue-collar town, with 0.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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.
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, Hyder has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Hyder a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
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.
Hyder is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.