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People

Total Population 5,295
Male Share of the Population 53.6%
Female Share of the Population 46.4%
Senior Citizens 19.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,649
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 59.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,556
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 9.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.8%
Median Gross Rent $912
Median House Value $266,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 0%
English 23.7%
Irish 20.4%

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

Alton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Belknap
Standard Zip Codes 03809
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.452
Longitude -71.218

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 LAKEPORT 2
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Station DURHAM
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Alton Bay (03810)

West Alton (03810)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barnstead 4,602 $71,905
Farmington 6,825 $64,875
Middleton 1,723 $66,563
New Durham 2,653 $90,391
Strafford 4,036 $101,827
Wolfeboro 6,234 $68,409

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

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Gilman Library
MAIN STREET
Alton, New Hampshire
(603) 875-2550

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Alton High Schools

ALTON CENTRAL SCHOOL (HIGH)
SCHOOL ST PO BOX 910
603-875-7500
Serves 204 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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