Alton, Indiana

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Population in 2014: 55 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.8%
 
Males: 23  (43.2%)
Females: 32  (56.8%)
Median resident age:  50.4 years
Indiana median age:  37.6 years

Zip code: 47137

Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,009 (it was $19,375 in 2000)
Alton:

$35,009
IN:

$52,314

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,379 (it was $11,167 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $50,617 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Alton:

$50,617
IN:

$134,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $51,537; Detached houses: $58,649; Mobile homes: $42,242
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    • 5396.4%White alone
    • 23.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alton: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Danish (37.5%), American (12.5%), German (12.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 425 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 324 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Alton:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alton town:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 32.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 32.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $444 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $235 (0.5%)

Alton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (37.2 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (265.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Battletown-Payneville, KY (2.4 miles ), Leavenworth, IN (2.6 miles ), New Amsterdam, IN (2.8 miles) , Mauckport, IN (3.7 miles) , English, IN (3.9 miles ), Brandenburg, KY (4.0 miles ), Milltown, IN (4.1 miles ), Corydon, IN (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 38.12 N, Longitude: 86.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 812

Alton household income distribution Alton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-7.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (33%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (27%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (27%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (33%)
  • Material moving occupations (33%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Alton, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Alton town center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 tornado 18.3 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 86 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from Alton center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 134.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from Alton center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Alton:

  • BLUE RIVER SERVICES INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MILLTOWN, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alton:

  • Indiana University-Southeast (about 37 miles; New Albany, IN; Full-time enrollment: 5,050)
  • University of Louisville (about 37 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (about 38 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 7,950)
  • Bellarmine University (about 40 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 41 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Sullivan University (about 42 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)

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Notable location: Leavenworth Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 36.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

36.1
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 6.92. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.92
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 24.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 21.6%
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.0%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Indiana average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alton town (based on Crawford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,61322
Mainline Protestant7399
Other3471
Catholic1901
None6,824-
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: 2
Crawford County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Crawford County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Crawford County:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

10.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

29.7%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.0%
State:

14.3%
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

5.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,455 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Indiana average:

5.59%

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 Harrison County, IN  1.17% ($34,800 average AGI)
from Orange County, IN  0.57% ($34,455)
from Dubois County, IN  0.47% ($30,222)


6.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Indiana average:

5.83%

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 Harrison County, IN  1.70% ($25,606 average AGI)
to Dubois County, IN  0.64% ($27,320)
to Clark County, IN  0.44% ($35,353)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alton:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKCM (1160 AM; 3 kW; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGTK (970 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSLM (1220 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, IN; Owner: DON H. MARTIN)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alton:

  • WRVI (105.9 FM; VALLEY STATION, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WULF (94.3 FM; HARDINSBURG, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS - 94.3, LLC)
  • WQMF (95.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMMG-FM (93.5 FM; BRANDENBURG, KY; Owner: MEADE COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSFR (107.7 FM; CORYDON, IN; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQKZ (98.5 FM; FERDINAND, IN; Owner: GEM COMMUNICATIONS LLP)
  • WFPK (91.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WUOL-FM (90.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WBRO (89.9 FM; MARENGO, IN; Owner: CRAWFORD COUNTY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFPL (89.3 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLO (96.9 FM; HARDINSBURG, IN; Owner: WKLO, LLC)
  • WLME (102.9 FM; CANNELTON, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBDC (100.9 FM; HUNTINGBURG, IN; Owner: DUBOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGZB-FM (96.5 FM; CORYDON, IN; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WDJX (99.7 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • W284AD (104.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, IN; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • WJIE-FM (88.5 FM; OKOLONA, KY; Owner: EVANGEL SCHOOLS, INC.)
  • WZKF (98.9 FM; SALEM, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXBC (104.3 FM; HARDINSBURG, KY; Owner: BRECKINRIDGE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alton:

  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHAS-TV (Channel 11; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BELO KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WDRB (Channel 41; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: INDEPENDENCE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WFTE (Channel 58; SALEM, IN; Owner: INDEPENDENCE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLKY-TV (Channel 32; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: WLKY HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJYL-CA (Channel 45; CLARKSVILLE, IN; Owner: JOHN W. SMITH, JR.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Electricity (14%)

Alton compared to Indiana state average:

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