Alto, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 1,177 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +34.4%
Males: 633  (53.8%)
Females: 544  (46.2%)
Median resident age:

33.4 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30510.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,612 (it was $30,750 in 2000)
Alto:

$40,612
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,182 (it was $11,434 in 2000)

Alto town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $107,466 (it was $68,100 in 2000)
Alto:

$107,466
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $110,607; detached houses: $118,095; mobile homes: $69,662

Median gross rent in 2017: $636.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alto: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.7%
(23.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.3% for Black residents, 45.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Alto, GA (2010)
    • 57148.7%White alone
    • 51143.6%Hispanic
    • 413.5%Asian alone
    • 242.0%Two or more races
    • 211.8%Black alone
    • 40.3%American Indian alone

Races in Alto detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Alto, Georgia as of August 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alto is 31 to 1.


Crime rates in Alto by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(327.9)
2
(219.5)
3
(252.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(85.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(546.4)
3
(329.3)
2
(168.5)
5
(421.9)
16
(1,381)
1
(85.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(254.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(327.9)
8
(878.2)
12
(1,011)
4
(337.6)
10
(862.8)
4
(343.1)
10
(859.8)
11
(933.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(109.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(84.4)
2
(172.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(84.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)116.9110.9102.849.8145.036.934.462.0

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City-data.com crime index in Alto, GA

Crime rate in Alto detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (15.0%), English (6.6%), German (5.7%), Irish (3.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1394 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,426 people per square mile   (low).

Alto, Georgia map

267 residents are foreign born (23.4% Latin America, 5.0% Asia).

This town:

24.4%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,098 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $672 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (37.0 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (68.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (556.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Raoul, GA (1.4 miles ),
Baldwin, GA (1.4 miles ),
Cornelia, GA (2.0 miles ),
Mount Airy, GA (2.3 miles ),
Demorest, GA (2.6 miles ),
Lula, GA (2.7 miles ),
Mossy Creek, GA (2.9 miles ),
Homer, GA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.47 N, Longitude: 83.57 W

Distribution of median household income in Alto, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alto, GA in 2017
Alto satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Georgia:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +222 (+33.9%).
Most common industries in Alto, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (16.6%)
  • Food (9.2%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (15.5%)
  • Food (11.3%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.4%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (18.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.0%)
  • Food (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Alto, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Alto, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.87
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00281. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00281
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Alto-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the Alto town center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the town center killed 12 people and injured 171 people and caused $20 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alto-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 117.2 miles away from Alto center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from Alto center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 259.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 223.6 miles away from Alto center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 225.1 miles away from Alto center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Banks County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alto topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alto:

  • OAKS AT SCENIC VIEW, THE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BALDWIN, GA)
  • GATEWAY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CLEVELAND, GA)
  • WAUKA MOUNTAIN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE TOCCOA (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF TOCCOA (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • BELL MINOR HOME, THE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)

Amtrak stations near Alto:

  • 16 miles: TOCCOA (47 N. ALEXANDER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: GAINESVILLE (104 SE 1ST AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alto:

  • Piedmont College (about 8 miles; Demorest, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Brenau University (about 19 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 24 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • University of North Georgia (about 24 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Athens Technical College (about 36 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Georgia (about 38 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 42 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Alto include: Crossroads Baptist Church (A), Alto Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Crossroads Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Banks County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alto and their reported violations in the past:

ALTO (Population served: 2,500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-13-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

3.2 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

82.2%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
41 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Alto:

Marital status in Alto, GA
  • Never married: 37.6%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Alto:

  • High school or higher: 60.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.2
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Alto
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alto, GA (based on Banks County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,88324
Mainline Protestant7265
Other41
None7,782-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Banks County:

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.1%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.3%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alto:

44.2%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alto:

38.8%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Alto:

28.3
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Alto:

23.5%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.2%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Alto:

29.7%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

51.8%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Alto:

78.4%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alto, GA Residents

Alto government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $345,000 ($293.12)
    Water Utilities: $198,000 ($168.22)
    Central Staff Services: $163,000 ($138.49)
    Sewerage: $131,000 ($111.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $131,000 ($111.30)
    General - Other: $60,000 ($50.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $40,000 ($33.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($10.20)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($10.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $91,000 ($77.32)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($16.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $310,000 ($263.38)

Alto government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $135,000 ($114.70)
    Sewerage: $123,000 ($104.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $127,000 ($107.90)
    General Local Government Support: $119,000 ($101.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($3.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $183,000 ($155.48)
  • Tax - Property: $254,000 ($215.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $71,000 ($60.32)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $44,000 ($37.38)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $36,000 ($30.59)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,000 ($6.80)

Alto government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $456,000 ($387.43)

Businesses in Alto, GA

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • Subway: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Alto:

  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WCON (1450 AM; 1 kW; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLET (1420 AM; 5 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WJJC (1270 AM; 5 kW; COMMERCE, GA; Owner: BANKS-JACKSON BROADCASTING)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alto:

  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)
  • WMJE (102.9 FM; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WBCX (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRENAU COLLEGE)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Alto:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Alto fatal accident list:

Apr 10, 2007 07:07 AM, Co Rd 432, Lat: 34.469778, Lon: -83.570444, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Mar 13, 2001 12:05 AM, 28, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 15, 1995 07:40 AM, 141, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.6mTotal length
  • $931,000Total costs
  • 1,100Total average daily traffic
  • 10Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,650Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alto)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 Km N. Of Mud Creek (Lat: 34.484833 Lon: -83.639889), Structure height: 107 m, Call Sign: KPL368, Licensee ID: L00044091,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.990 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/1992, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Registrant: Jacobs Media Corporation, P. O. Box 10, Gainesville, GA 30503

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Us Hwy 23 1 Mi Sw (Lat: 34.444278 Lon: -83.611000), Call Sign: KUQ694, Licensee ID: L00011952,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.740 MHz, Grant Date: 05/25/2012, Expiration Date: 08/19/2022, Registrant: State Of Georgia, 47 Trinity Ave Sw 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30334, Phone: (404) 656-2042, Fax: (404) 657-0320, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • AT72XC078, Alto (Lat: 34.475833 Lon: -83.622361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 78.9 m, Call Sign: WQQZ387,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alto)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-1C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 15LM , Serial Number: AA1C0116, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 12/20/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 05/13/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Keith Kleinert, 1529 Mud Creek Rd, Alto, GA 30510
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5057A , Serial Number: 28057, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 05/22/1996
    Registrant (Partnership): Mike N Galloway, Po Box 391, Alto, GA 30510, Other Owners: Mark R Galloway
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 64972 , Serial Number: 17275662
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 2800 Crane Mill Rd, Alto, GA 30510

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 19. The highest number of fires - 59 took place in 2016, and the least - 1 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Alto, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.3%), and Outside Fires (38.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alto, GA
    • 15548.3%Structure Fires
    • 12338.3%Outside Fires
    • 3310.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 103.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alto, GA
Most common first names in Alto, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5871.9 years
John5274.8 years
James5074.4 years
Robert3665.7 years
Mary3276.1 years
George2474.7 years
Paul2270.8 years
Roy1874.8 years
Ruby1874.1 years
Charles1870.2 years
Most common last names in Alto, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wade7478.1 years
Martin5472.3 years
Simmons4075.8 years
Cook2878.6 years
Armour2865.7 years
Dodd2868.4 years
Davidson2670.8 years
Thomas2476.4 years
Brown2277.7 years
Morris2273.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alto, GA
  • 65.7%Electricity
  • 22.7%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alto, GA
  • 81.3%Electricity
  • 11.2%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used


Alto compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Alto on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Laos (population 500+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
There are 2 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Kevin Nelson King (7)
  • Andrew G. Wall (3)
  • Kevin King (2)
  • Reza K. Mosavi (1)
  • Tony Thomas (1)
  • Lumite, Inc. (1)
  • James Stroup (1)
  • Thomas Johnson (1)

Total of 17 patent applications in 2008-2020.