Van Alstyne is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 3,344 people and just one neighborhood, Van Alstyne is the 485th largest community in Texas.
Real Estate Prices
Van Alstyne real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Van Alstyne house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Van Alstyne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Van Alstyne is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Van Alstyne who work in office and administrative support (17.37%), sales jobs (12.69%) and healthcare (8.96%).
Also of interest is that Van Alstyne has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.25% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
Being a small city, Van Alstyne does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.