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 86.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alva is a town of sales and office workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alva who work in office and administrative support (19.09%), management occupations (17.26%) and sales jobs (10.96%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.67% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 36.60 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.