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People

Total Population 15,092
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 6.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,461
Age of the Population 26

Families

% of people married 50.8%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $28,758
% Above Poverty Level 57.3%
% Below Poverty Level 42.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 9.1%
Median Gross Rent $693
Median House Value $65,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 93%
US/American 0%
English 0.6%
Irish 0.3%

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

Alton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of McAllen, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 119 miles SW of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Hidalgo
Metro Area McAllen - Edinburg - Mission
Standard Zip Codes 78539, 78572
Phone Area Codes 956
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.286
Longitude -98.313

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 MCALLEN
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 85 F
Jul Temp 75 to 96 F
Oct Temp 65 to 86 F
Annual Precip 22.6 inches
Station MCALLEN MILLER INTL AP
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 70 F
Apr Temp 66 to 86 F
Jul Temp 76 to 96 F
Oct Temp 66 to 86 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Station HARLINGEN
Distance 40.6 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 84 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Edinburg 80,924 $48,044

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

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