Analalava is served by a local Analalava Airport. In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town has a permanent court and hospital.
The majority 60% of the population works in fishing. 25% are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are coconuts and cassava. Services provide employment for 5% of the population.