Alva is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,596 people and just one neighborhood, Alva is the 334th largest community in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
Alva is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alva is a town of managers, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alva who work in management occupations (17.83%), office and administrative support (17.45%) and teaching (8.10%).
A relatively large number of people in Alva telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.37% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
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, Alva is worth considering.
One downside of living in Alva, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.50 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Alva doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.