Van Alstyne is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 3,221 people and just one neighborhood, Van Alstyne is the 485th largest community in Texas.
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
Van Alstyne’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Being a small city, Van Alstyne does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.