Alpha, MI

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Alpha Profile


Overview

Alpha is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 138 people and just one neighborhood, Alpha is the 620th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Alpha was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some villages, Alpha isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Alpha are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alpha is a village of service providers, managers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Alpha who work in management occupations (26.92%), maintenance occupations (11.54%), and food service (11.54%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.54% 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 Alpha is a major vacation destination. Much of the village’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, Alpha’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

Overall, Alpha’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Residents will find that the village is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Alpha is worth considering.

One of the benefits of Alpha is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.43 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.

Alpha is a very car-oriented village. 1.00% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Alpha is a small village , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Alpha has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

Alpha is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Alpha Demographics

The education level of Alpha citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.65% of adults 25 and older in Alpha have a college degree.

The per capita income in Alpha in 2010 was $20,396, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,584 for a family of four.

The people who call Alpha home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alpha residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Alpha include German, Finnish, English, and Irish.

The most common language spoken in Alpha is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Alpha 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Alpha 0.101011101001110
Michigan 18.86

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

WEST IRON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

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Better than of MI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Stambaugh Elementary School
700 Washington Ave
Iron River, MI, 49935
PK-06
West Iron County High School
701 Garfield Ave
Iron River, MI, 49935
09-12
West Iron County Middle School
701 Garfield Ave
Iron River, MI, 49935
05-10

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 64.4% 45.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 53.6% 39.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 10.8% 5.6%

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FOREST PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

(10 is best)

Better than of MI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Forest Park School
801 Forest Pkwy
Crystal Falls, MI, 49920
PK-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 58.0% 45.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 40.9% 39.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 17.1% 5.6%

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