Alto is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 12,443 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.
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 professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alto who work in management occupations (13.26%), healthcare (10.80%), and sales jobs (10.22%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Alto telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.65% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Alto is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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. 44.22% 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 $42,160, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,640 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, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Alto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.