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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Alta is a town in Utah with a population of 351. Alta is in Salt Lake County. Living in Alta offers residents a rural feel and most residents rent their homes. Residents of Alta tend to be conservative. The public schools in Alta are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$875,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$423
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    3%
  • 10-17 years
    0%
  • 18-24 years
    38%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    26%
  • 45-54 years
    4%
  • 55-64 years
    4%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    53%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

Working in Alta

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,750
National
$55,322
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Alta Reviews

1 review
This is an amazing location, and that is what draws most people here. As far as affordable housing and upward mobility, there are few opportunities in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Luckily, Salt Lake is close, and opportunities abound there.
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