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
Crane Hill is a blue-collar town, with 35.14% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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.
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 an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
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.
In Crane Hill, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Crane Hill does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.