Alto, MI
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Alto profile

Living in Alto

Alto is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 12,519 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Alto is the 95th 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.

Also of interest is that Alto has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.61% 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.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Alto is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.32% of adults in Alto have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Alto in 2018 was $44,158, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,632 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.