Alderson is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,184 people and just one neighborhood, Alderson is the 140th largest community in West Virginia. Alderson has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Alderson is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alderson is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alderson who work in office and administrative support (17.87%), food service (14.40%) and healthcare (13.33%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Alderson is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
As is often the case in a small town, Alderson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.