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People

Total Population 1,087
Male Share of the Population 37.9%
Female Share of the Population 62.1%
Senior Citizens 24.8%
Employed Population 16+ 307
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 40.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $29,659
% Above Poverty Level 60.9%
% Below Poverty Level 39.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 9 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.5%
Median Gross Rent $515
Median House Value $63,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.9%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 17.2%

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

Alton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles NW of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Oregon
Standard Zip Codes 65606
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.694
Longitude -91.399

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 ALTON 6 SE
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 45 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 91 F
Oct Temp 42 to 73 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station WEST PLAINS
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station DONIPHAN
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 91 F
Oct Temp 42 to 73 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Birch Tree 559 $30,114
Brandsville 109 $21,250
Koshkonong 248 $22,321

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

Alton Public Libraries

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Oregon County Library District
COURT SQUARE
Alton, Missouri
(417) 778-6414

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Alton High Schools

ALTON HIGH
RTE 2 BOX 2180
417-778-7215
Serves 360 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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