dcsimg

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/.

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Business Administration (AS) (Online)
  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Accounting (BS) (Online)
  • Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges.
Programs
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • Public Health (BS)
  • As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach.
Programs
  • AA/Early Childhood Education
  • BA/Early Childhood Education Administration
  • BA/Education Studies
  • You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs
  • Computer Support Technician
  • Medical Practice Management
  • Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • About Brightwood College

    Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

camnpus icon
Brownsville
Request Info
Study Online in Alton

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Additional Resources
Info for Alton Government Officials


Are you an official in the Alton government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top
SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104