Alta is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,952 people and just one neighborhood, Alta is the 166th largest community in Iowa.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alta is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alta is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alta who work in sales jobs (10.71%), office and administrative support (10.20%) and management occupations (8.27%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Alta’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Alta spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.75 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Alta does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.