Alba is a tiny town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 507 people and just one neighborhood, Alba is the 945th largest community in Texas.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Alba is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 44.98% of the Alba workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Alba is a town of production and manufacturing workers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alba who work in teaching (14.13%), office and administrative support (13.38%) and personal care services (6.69%).
A relatively large number of people in Alba telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.37% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
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, Alba is worth considering.
Alba 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.