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Alton, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Alton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Oregon County at latitude 36.6908 and longitude -91.3917. Oregon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 781 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Alton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Alton, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Alton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Alton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Alton, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 906
Population in Households 873
Population in Familes 689
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 578
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 366
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 425 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $94,683


Median Household Income $20,205
Average Household Income $30,760
Per Capita Income $12,928
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.93% 0.63%
Households 0.92% 0.7%
Families 2.03% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Alton, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alton to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 388 63rd
Population Density1 # 661 36th
Diversity Index2 # 428 59th
Median Household Income # 1026 1st
Per Capita Income # 1008 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.