Alton is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 5,294 people and just one neighborhood, Alton is the 64th largest community in New Hampshire.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Alton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Alton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alton is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alton who work in management occupations (14.91%), office and administrative support (13.24%) and sales jobs (9.85%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Alton is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Alton 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, Alton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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, Alton is worth considering.
One downside of living in Alton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Alton, the average commute to work is 30.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Alton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.