Altona is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 744 people and just one neighborhood, Altona is the 782nd largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Altona is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Altona is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Altona who work in personal care services (32.94%), office and administrative support (16.47%) and healthcare suport services (15.29%).
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Altona has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Altona has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Altona than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Altona may be for you.
One downside of living in Altona is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Altona, the average commute to work is 32.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For a small town, Altona has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Altona exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.