Alto, Texas

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Population in 2019: 1,240 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 
Males: 671  (54.2%)
Females: 569  (45.8%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 75925.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,417 (it was $19,438 in 2000)
Alto:

$31,417
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,661 (it was $11,648 in 2000)

Alto town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $89,570 (it was $37,600 in 2000)
Alto:

$89,570
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $94,261; detached houses: $94,798; mobile homes: $92,697

Median gross rent in 2019: $667.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alto: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 39.3%
(35.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.9% for Black residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.1% for other race residents, 59.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Alto, TX (2019)
    • 52242.4%White alone
    • 35528.8%Hispanic
    • 33327.1%Black alone
    • 171.4%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Alto, Texas as of May 11, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alto is 156 to 1.


Crime rates in Alto by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Murders
(per 100,000)
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)
1
(85.1)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(168.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(86.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(173.6)
5
(421.2)
4
(340.4)
2
(172.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
35
(2,944)
25
(2,170)
14
(1,179)
21
(1,787)
23
(1,988)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(1,430)
32
(2,778)
32
(2,696)
24
(2,043)
39
(3,371)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(252.3)
5
(434.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(85.1)
1
(86.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index333.9332.5274.6349.8341.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Alto, TX

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
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Ancestries: American (19.5%), Irish (5.4%), English (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 448 feet

Land area: 1.68 square miles.

Population density: 737 people per square mile   (low).

Alto, Texas map

156 residents are foreign born (12.7% Latin America).

This town:

12.7%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,870 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $834 (0.9%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Alto, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Alto, TX in 2019
Alto satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.2%
Texas:

8.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +164 (+16.0%).
Most common industries in Alto, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
  • Wood products (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (33.7%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Wood products (8.2%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.4%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Alto, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Construction laborers (3.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12.2%)
  • Construction laborers (7.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15.1%)
  • Cashiers (10.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.2%)

Average climate in Alto, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Alto, Texas environmental map by EPA

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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 significantly above Texas state average. It is 311% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 285.6 miles away from Alto center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 42.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 346.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 21:52:38, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 38.9 miles away from Alto center
On 1/25/2013 at 07:01:19, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 4, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (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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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Alto Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Alto:

Marital status in Alto, TX
  • Never married: 34.2%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in Alto:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.6
Texas average:

13.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Alto
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alto, TX (based on Cherokee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$15,662$37,5890$0
Sewerage 4$9,827$29,4810$0
Water Supply 4$19,654$58,9620$0
Gas Supply 2$6,320$37,9200$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,065$36,7806$64
Financial Administration 1$3,065$36,7800$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$3,760
Totals for Government 17$57,591$40,6528$3,824

Alto government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $93,000 ($75.00)
    Gas Utilities: $70,000 ($56.45)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.81)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($18.55)

Alto government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $171,000 ($137.90)
    Other: $24,000 ($19.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $161,000 ($129.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $499,000 ($402.42)
    Gas Utilities: $489,000 ($394.35)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $154,000 ($124.19)
    Property: $107,000 ($86.29)

Alto government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $599,000 ($483.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $599,000 ($483.06)

6.28% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Smith County, TX  1.59% ($48,195 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TX  0.30% ($38,520)
from Harris County, TX  0.28% ($61,723)


5.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Smith County, TX  1.81% ($55,262 average AGI)
to Anderson County, TX  0.35% ($37,000)
to Angelina County, TX  0.26% ($26,209)

Businesses in Alto, TX

  • FedEx: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

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
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 23.3mTotal length
  • $493,000Total costs
  • 21,110Total average daily traffic
  • 2,956Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,340Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alto, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alto, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 03/12/2014, Expiration Date: 05/11/2024, Certifier: Rodney Schwarzlose, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2013, Expiration Date: 08/23/2023, Registrant: Lyons Butane Gas Co Inc, 117 W San Antonio, Alto, TX 75925, Phone: (936) 858-4567, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: BEECH B100 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 210 mph), Engine: AIRESEARCH TPE331-6-251M (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 139JB , Serial Number: BE-81, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 12/03/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 04/14/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Westcraft Manufacturing Inc, Po Box 596, Alto, TX 75925
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 04/07/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel W Filer, 2656 County Road 2707, Alto, TX 75925
  • Aircraft: BEECH 300 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 19, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60A (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 30FE , Serial Number: FA-148, Year manufactured: 1988, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1988, Certificate Issue Date: 12/12/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Soggy Bottom Aviation LLC, Po Box 539, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 09/23/2005
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 09/12/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald West, Po Box 596, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 03/07/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald H West, Po Box 596, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/29/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Soggy Bottom Aviation Ltd, 112 West San Antonio Hwy, Alto, TX 75925

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alto, TX
  • 51.8%Electricity
  • 44.1%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alto, TX
  • 54.5%Utility gas
  • 41.3%Electricity
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Alto compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly 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+)"
There are 7 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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