Fishhook 55 Below average
Fishhook Livability #108 ranked city in Alaska#23,234 ranked city in the USARanks better than 20% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Fishhook

  • Employment

    This area excels in the employment category with a score well above average, primarily due to the higher median home income, per capita income and low unemployment rates.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this area is notably high, making it a more expensive place to live. You'll find higher expenses for everyday goods and services, housing and groceries.

  • Crime

    This area exhibits elevated crime rates per 100,000 residents, which may suggest it's a potentially unsafe place to reside. These rates encompass both property and violent crimes.

  • Schools

    The lower than average schools score may be influenced by below-average education levels, subpar reading and math scores and the lack of access to local elementary and high schools.

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What's it like Living in Fishhook?

Located in the state of Alaska, Fishhook is a small city with a population of 4,759 people. Fishhook has a population density of 73 people per square mile. This would be considered about average when compared to the national population density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (80% White). Given that fact, Fishhook could be considered less diverse than other cities. When traveling to work, spending unnecessary time in your vehicle is not ideal and downright frustrating. Across all of America, the average one way commute time is 26 minutes, unfortunately, living in Fishhook offers up a higher than average one way commute time of 37 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Fishhook, Alaska could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. Finding the best places to live in Fishhook and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, commute, education and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 53 out of 100, Fishhook is ranked #23,595 in the United States and #117 in Alaska. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. For each of the livability categories, we know that Fishhook ranks very well for employment (A-) and housing (A). Unfortunately for Fishhook, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (F), crime (F), cost of living (F) and education (F).

Finding affordable real estate and housing in Fishhook can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Fishhook. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Fishhook are affordable. Median real estate prices in Fishhook come in at $321,100, which is 24.9% higher than the Alaska average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Fishhook, the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 11.4% higher than the Alaska average.

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      Fishhook transportation information

      Statistic Fishhook Alaska National
      Average one way commute37min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.0%68.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.4%12.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.4%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.2%7.9%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%4.6%4.6%
      Source: The Fishhook, AK data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).