Alderson is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,184 people and just one neighborhood, Alderson is the 140th largest community in West Virginia. Alderson has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Alderson is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alderson is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alderson who work in healthcare (17.80%), office and administrative support (15.85%) and food service (10.73%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Alderson’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Being a small town, Alderson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.