Alto, MI

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Living in Alto

Alto is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 12,996 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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alto is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alto is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alto who work in management occupations (12.96%), sales jobs (12.69%), and office and administrative support (7.84%).

Because of many things, Alto is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Alto 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Alto has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Alto’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Alto citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.19% of adults in Alto have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Alto in 2018 was $42,135, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,540 for a family of four.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Alto include German, Dutch, English, Irish, and Polish.

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