Alta, UT

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Alta Profile


Overview

Alta is a tiny town located in the state of Utah. With a population of 387 people and just one neighborhood, Alta is the 143rd largest community in Utah.

Alta home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but Alta real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Alta is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.45% of the Alta workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Alta is a town of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alta who work in personal care services (25.75%), management occupations (7.84%), and teaching (4.85%).

A relatively large number of people in Alta telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 28.33% 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

Another notable thing is that Alta is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Alta’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

Alta’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Alta spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.15 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Even though Alta is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Alta Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Alta, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Alta is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.21% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Alta in 2010 was $31,284, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,136 for a family of four. However, Alta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Alta also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.95% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Alta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alta residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Alta include English, German, French Canadian, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Alta's cultural character, accounting for 15.19% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Alta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.



Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Housing Market Details

 

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Alta 0.101011101001110
Utah 2.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Alta 0.101011101001110
Utah 29.52

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Utah 42

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

GRANITE DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Utah

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Better than of UT school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 57.1% 36.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 47.6% 28.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.5% 7.4%

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District Quality Compared to Utah

(10 is best)

Better than of UT school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 30.0% 36.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 25.0% 28.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.0% 7.4%

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