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People

Total Population 1,285
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 799
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 64%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,833
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25%
Median Gross Rent $529
Median House Value $119,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 5.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NE of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 119 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sioux
Standard Zip Codes 51003
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.987
Longitude -96.01

Alton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SIOUX CENTER 2 SE
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Station SHELDON
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Station LE MARS
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 26.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Alton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Carnes (51003)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Granville 384 $68,125
Hospers 793 $63,333

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alton Public Libraries

Library
Alton Public Library
"905 3RD AVENUE, BOX 379"
Alton, Iowa
(712) 756-4516

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