Alton is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,256 people and just one neighborhood, Alton is the 230th largest community in Iowa. Alton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Alton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Alton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alton is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alton who work in management occupations (9.84%), office and administrative support (8.78%) and sales jobs (8.38%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Alton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Alton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Alton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Alton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Alton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.20 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Alton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.