Point Hope is a tiny coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 702 people and just one neighborhood, Point Hope is the 45th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Point Hope is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Point Hope is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Point Hope who work in teaching (14.83%), office and administrative support (14.35%) and management occupations (9.09%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents will find that the city 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, Point Hope is worth considering.
Point Hope 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 Point Hope is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 7.65 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.
Point Hope is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.