Crane Hill is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 2,288 people and just one neighborhood, Crane Hill is the 190th largest community in Alabama.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Crane Hill is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.14% of the Crane Hill workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Crane Hill is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crane Hill who work in maintenance occupations (20.54%), sales jobs (8.78%) and computer science and math (7.97%).
Also of interest is that Crane Hill has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Crane Hill is also a town of artists. Crane Hill has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Crane Hill’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.47% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Another notable thing is that Crane Hill is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Crane Hill’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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!) Crane Hill 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. Crane Hill has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Crane Hill than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Crane Hill may be for you.
One downside of living in Crane Hill is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Crane Hill, the average commute to work is 38.50 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Crane Hill is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.