Alto, Texas

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Population in 2014: 1,208 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 516  (42.8%)
Females: 692  (57.2%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 75925.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,868 (it was $19,438 in 2000)
Alto:

$22,868
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,433 (it was $11,648 in 2000)

Alto town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $61,033 (it was $37,600 in 2000)
Alto:

$61,033
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $82,182; Detached houses: $90,778; Mobile homes: $36,972

Median gross rent in 2013: $528.

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  • Races in Alto, TX (2010)

    Alto races chart
    • 64552.7%White alone
    • 30324.7%Black alone
    • 25620.9%Hispanic
    • 171.4%Two or more races
    • 40.3%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alto: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (11.9%), English (8.9%), German (8.7%), United States (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%), French (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 448 feet

Land area: 1.68 square miles.

Population density: 718 people per square mile   (low).

Alto,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Alto:

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alto town:

  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

63 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America).

This town:

4.5%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Alto, Texas as of December 04, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Alto to the number of sex offenders is 1,224 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,761 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $417 (1.0%)

Alto satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tyler, TX (49.1 miles , pop. 83,650).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (95.0 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (127.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Rusk, TX (3.3 miles ), Wells, TX (3.7 miles ), Cushing-Douglass, TX (3.9 miles ), Reklaw, TX (3.9 miles ), Cushing, TX (4.2 miles ), Gallatin, TX (4.3 miles ), Kennard-Ratcliff, TX (4.6 miles ), Kennard, TX (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 31.65 N, Longitude: 95.07 W

Area code: 936

Alto household income distribution Alto home values distribution

Crime rates in Alto by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 200000010
per 100,000 160.90.00.00.00.00.00.085.10.0
Robberies 400120001
per 100,000 321.80.00.086.3168.20.00.00.086.4
Assaults 444402542
per 100,000 321.8349.3349.7345.10.0173.6421.2340.4172.9
Burglaries 181521353525142123
per 100,000 1,448.11,310.01,835.73,019.82,943.72,170.11,179.41,787.21,987.9
Thefts 303742191732322439
per 100,000 2,413.53,231.43,671.31,639.31,429.82,777.82,695.92,042.63,370.8
Auto thefts 002135011
per 100,000 0.00.0174.886.3252.3434.00.085.186.4
Arson 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.3) 507.5302.7374.0394.3347.5346.1285.9364.1355.4

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Crime rate in Alto detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.32
Texas average:

2.20
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +164 (+16.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Alto: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Alto, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alto-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.0 miles away from the Alto town center injured 3 people.

On 11/22/1961, a category F3 tornado 10.6 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 346.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 222.6 miles away from Alto center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 393.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 294.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 296.8 miles away from Alto center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 267.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alto topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Alto:

  • SAN ANTONIO GROUP HOME (204 SAN ANTONIO)
  • CARRIAGE PARK NURSING CENTER (305 MAGGIE SESSIONS)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Alto:

  • EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER RUSK (Hospital, about 11 miles away; RUSK, TX)
  • RUSK NURSING AND REHABILITA (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RUSK, TX)
  • FOREST HILLS GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; RUSK, TX)
  • RUSK STATE HOSP (Hospital, about 12 miles away; RUSK, TX)
  • BIRMINGHAM HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RUSK, TX)
  • BIRMINGHAM HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RUSK, TX)
  • RUSK REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RUSK, TX)

airports located in Alto:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alto:

  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 30 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; Full-time enrollment: 11,542)
  • Angelina College (about 33 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,478)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 48 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 50 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 8,104)
  • Kilgore College (about 52 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 60 miles; Athens, TX; FT enrollment: 5,333)
  • LeTourneau University (about 61 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 2,357)

Public high school in Alto:

  • ALTO H S (Location: 248 CR 2429, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Alto:

  • ALTO EL (Students: 205, Location: 236 CR 2429, Grades: PK-4)
  • ALTO MIDDLE (Students: 181, Location: 240 CR 2429, Grades: 5-8)
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Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.8%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.2% for Black residents, 73.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.9%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
53 people in nursing homes in 2000
35 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Alto, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Alto (2011 data):

  • BancorpSouth Bank: Alto Branch at 102 North Marcus Street, branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Texas average:

14.4

Alto travel time to work - commute Alto mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Alto town (based on Cherokee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,87883
Catholic8,9174
Mainline Protestant2,74226
Black Protestant92211
Orthodox181
Other62
None21,362-
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 grocery stores: 6
Cherokee County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Cherokee County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Cherokee County:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

27.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.7%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.9%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.3%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Alto:

29.1
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.2%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alto:

13.3%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Alto:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.4%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Alto:

53.1%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Alto:

77.0%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alto, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,985$35,8200$0
Other Government Administration 2$3,897$23,3820$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$999
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,540$33,2402$3,266
Streets and Highways 1$1,938$23,2560$0
Sewerage 2$5,356$32,1360$0
Gas Supply 1$3,109$37,3080$0
Totals for Government 9$22,825$30,4333$4,265

6.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Smith County, TX  1.40% ($33,361 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TX  0.43% ($36,149)
from Dallas County, TX  0.27% ($32,512)


6.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,274 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Smith County, TX  1.69% ($42,105 average AGI)
to Angelina County, TX  0.38% ($28,333)
to Anderson County, TX  0.37% ($31,724)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alto:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSML (1260 AM; 5 kW; DIBOLL, TX; Owner: KASA FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KTLU (1580 AM; 1 kW; RUSK, TX; Owner: EMMETT H. WHITEHEAD)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KWRD (1470 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSON, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alto:

  • KWRW (97.7 FM; RUSK, TX; Owner: E. H. WHITEHEAD)
  • KAFX-FM (95.5 FM; DIBOLL, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJCS (103.3 FM; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: RADIO LICENSING, INC.)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLJT (102.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYKS (105.1 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUEZ (100.1 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: KASA FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLSN (96.3 FM; HUDSON, TX; Owner: LONE STAR NETWOK)
  • KLDN (88.9 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS LA. STATE UNIV.)
  • KPXI (100.7 FM; OVERTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KSWP (90.9 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: LUFKIN EDUCATIONAL B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • KAVX (91.9 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: LUFKIN ED BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KTBQ (107.7 FM; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNUE (101.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSAU (90.1 FM; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KYBI (101.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, TX; Owner: VERNA R. PHILLIPS)

TV broadcast stations around Alto:

  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KTRE (Channel 9; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • KNCD-LP (Channel 2; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KFXL-LP (Channel 58; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFXK (Channel 51; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLNM-LP (Channel 42; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: MILLENIUM COMMUNICATIONS)

Alto fatal accident list:

Jun 24, 2003 07:30 AM, Us-69, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 7, 1976 04:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 7, 1975 04:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 4,100Total average daily traffic
  • 779Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,740Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 6 Mi S On St Hwy 21 (Lat: 31.596278 Lon: -95.149111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 31 m, Overall height: 36 m, Call Sign: WPNQ998
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.265 MHz, 151.340 MHz, 151.400 MHz, 151.415 MHzGrant Date: 03/12/2014, Expiration Date: 05/11/2024, Certifier: Rodney SchwarzloseRegistrant: Texas Parks And Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Rd Bldg D, Austin, TX 78744, Phone: (512) 389-8096, Fax: (512) 389-8081, Email:
  • Main St & Hwy 69 (Lat: 31.636278 Lon: -95.083556), Call Sign: KKE666
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.7800 MHzGrant Date: 07/25/2013, Expiration Date: 08/23/2023Registrant: Lyons Butane Gas Co Inc, 117 W San Antonio, Alto, TX 75925, Phone: (936) 858-4567, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: MIKOYAN GUREVICH MIG-23UB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Turbo-jet)
    N-Number: 23UB , Serial Number: 1038107, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 06/30/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel W Filer, 2656 County Road 2707, Alto, TX 75925
  • Aircraft: BEECH B100 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 210 mph), Engine: AIRESEARCH TPE331-5&6SER (776 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 24203 , Serial Number: BE-40, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 03/23/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Soggy Bottom Aviation Ltd, 112 West San Antonio Hwy, Alto, TX 75925
  • Aircraft: AERO VODOCHODY L39C (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: IVCHENKO AL-25SERIES (330 HP) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 39XX , Serial Number: 332628, Year manufactured: 1983, Airworthiness Date: 03/30/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel W Filer, 2656 County Road 2707, Alto, TX 75925
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 310Q (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 167 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7517Q , Serial Number: 310Q0017, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 12/01/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald West, Po Box 596, Alto, TX 75925
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 75762 , Serial Number: 17267931, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 10/01/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Jack G Bennett, 892 County Road 2907, Alto, TX 75925
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 91255 , Serial Number: 18-8209019, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 09/28/1982
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald H West, Po Box 596, Alto, TX 75925

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

ALTO RURAL WSC COLDSPRINGS PLANT (Population served: 2,010, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ALTO RURAL WSC CENTRAL HIGH PLANT (Population served: 1,329, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2014)
  • One other older monitoring violation
ALTO RURAL WSC BRADFORD MT PLANT (Population served: 288, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
Most common first names in Alto, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4574.6 years
James4574.6 years
William3476.4 years
Mary3078.2 years
George2475.9 years
Willie2378.6 years
Thomas2274.7 years
Henry2172.1 years
Annie2184.6 years
Joe1775.4 years
Most common last names in Alto, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2379.6 years
Jones2279.3 years
Smith2079.3 years
Wallace1877.9 years
Mcgaughey1574.4 years
Thacker1570.9 years
Brown1474.6 years
Adams1280.4 years
Rogers1280.2 years
Hamilton1272.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Businesses in Alto, TX

  • FedEx: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Alto compared to Texas state average:

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

Alto on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
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