Malta is a tiny city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 199 people and just one neighborhood, Malta is the 122nd largest community in Idaho. Malta 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
When you are in Malta, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.23% of Malta’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Malta is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Malta who work in farm management occupations (30.85%), office and administrative support (14.89%) and management occupations (14.89%).
Of important note, Malta is also a city of artists. Malta has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Malta’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Malta’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Malta 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. Malta has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Malta than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Malta may be for you.
One of the benefits of Malta is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.84 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Malta doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.