Alva is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,818 people and just one neighborhood, Alva is the 334th largest community in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alva is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 management occupations (18.21%), office and administrative support (15.89%) and sales jobs (12.14%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.59% 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
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Alva has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Alva has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Alva than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Alva may be for you.
In Alva, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.51 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Alva doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.