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The City of Alton had a population of 891 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Alton is located at latitude 36.6908 and longitude -91.3917 in Oregon County. 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. Oregon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 781 feet.

The City of Alton (GNIS ID: 2393937) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Alton is located within Township of Piney, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oregon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Alton, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 891
Population in Households 858
Population in Familes 676
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 568
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 360
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 228
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $49,312
Average Home Value $74,302


Median Household Income $20,836
Average Household Income $29,479
Per Capita Income $12,749
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.07%
Households 0.36% 0.06%
Families 1.09% -0.09%
Median Household Income   -0.55%
Per Capita Income   0.98%
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, 2016 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 # 387 63rd
Population Density1 # 674 35th
Diversity Index2 # 376 63rd
Median Household Income # 1026 1st
Per Capita Income # 1020 1st

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