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.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alto who work in office and administrative support (15.01%), management occupations (12.02%), and sales jobs (11.25%).

Alto’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

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.

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

The education level of Alto citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.93% of adults in Alto have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Alto in 2010 was $30,422, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,688 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Alto include Dutch, English, Irish, and Polish.

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