Alto, MI
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Alto is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 12,367 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Alto is the 99th largest community in Michigan.

Alto real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Alto house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Alto is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Alto is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alto who work in office and administrative support (16.02%), management occupations (11.57%), and sales jobs (10.10%).

Overall, Alto’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 town 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, Alto is worth considering.

As is often the case in a small town, Alto doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Alto is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.71% of adults in Alto have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Alto in 2010 was $29,230, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,920 for a family of four. However, Alto contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Alto home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alto residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Alto include Dutch, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Alto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.