Crane Hill is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 2,271 people and just one neighborhood, Crane Hill is the 190th largest community in Alabama.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Crane Hill, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.14% of Crane Hill’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.47% 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
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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Crane Hill has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Crane Hill a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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.
As is often the case in a small town, Crane Hill doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.