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Demographics

People

Total Population15,581
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens7.6%
Employed Population 16+5,437
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.7%
Median Earnings25+$21,610
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,261
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,554

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,105
% Above Poverty Level63.1%
% Below Poverty Level36.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone10.4%
Median Gross Rent$671
Median House Value$81,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)90.8%
Irish0.6%
English0.5%
German0.5%
Welsh0.2%
Italian0.1%
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Alton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hidalgo County
Standard Zip Codes78573
Phone Area Codes956
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude26.3
Approximate Longitude-98.3

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)

StationMCALLEN
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp48 to 69 F
Apr Temp64 to 85 F
Jul Temp75 to 96 F
Oct Temp65 to 86 F
Annual Precip22.6 inches
StationMCALLEN MILLER INTL AP
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp50 to 70 F
Apr Temp66 to 86 F
Jul Temp76 to 96 F
Oct Temp66 to 86 F
Annual Precip22.9 inches
StationHARLINGEN
Distance40.6 miles
Jan Temp48 to 69 F
Apr Temp64 to 84 F
Jul Temp74 to 95 F
Oct Temp64 to 85 F
Annual Precip28.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Edinburg84,399$47,940
McAllen138,475$50,184
Mission82,200$46,866
Palmhurst2,654$87,850
Palmview5,644$39,107
Penitas4,728$37,034

Alton Public Schools

Alton El
205 N Chicago
ZIP: 78573
(956) 323-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Alton Memorial Jr High
521 S Los Ebanos Blvd
ZIP: 78573
(956) 323-5000
Middle
Total Enrollment 919
Cantu El
920 W Main Ave
ZIP: 78573
(956) 323-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Carl C Waitz El
842 W Saint Francis Ave
ZIP: 78573
(956) 323-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
Domingo Trevino Middle
301 S Inspiration Rd
ZIP: 78573
(956) 581-3050
Middle
Total Enrollment 908
Jessie L Jensen El
510 N Glasscock Blvd
ZIP: 78573
(956) 580-5252
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
Raquel Cavazos El
803 S Los Ebanos Blvd
ZIP: 78573
(956) 323-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
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