Alton, Maine

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Alton, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Alton, Maine

Comparing Alton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 9
Age of the Population 3 1
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
People Above Poverty 5 5
College Educated Adults 4 2
Median Family Income 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Short Commute Times 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
People Living Alone 1 1

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Alton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 121 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 218 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Penobscot
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04468
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.031
Longitude -68.729

Alton Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ORONO
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
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Alton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 816 100%
Male 419 51.3%
Female 397 48.7%
Under 18 216 26.5%
18+ 600 73.5%
65+ 75 9.2%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 2.93
White 810 99.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.5%

Estimated Alton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 831
Growth 15
Growth % 1.8%

Alton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 24.7%
French (except Basque) 15.8%
English 15.1%
Irish 12.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
French Canadian 5.1%
Scotch-Irish 4.3%
German 3.3%
Canadian 1.5%
Dutch 1.4%
Italian 1%
Lebanese 1%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Portuguese 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Indian Island (04468)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alton 816 $35,809
Bradley 1,242 $41,417
Greenbush 1,421 $35,962
Hudson 1,393 $40,982
Milford 2,950 $46,542
Old Town 8,130 $40,589
Orono 9,112 $52,714
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