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Population in 2012: 102 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.8%
 

Males: 52  (51.5%)
Females: 50  (48.5%)

Median resident age:  48.3 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67623

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,215 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Alton:

$35,215
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,358

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $21,649 (it was $12,800 in 2000)
Alton:

$21,649
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $39,345; Detached houses: $39,345

Median gross rent in 2012: $438.

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  • White alone - 100 (97.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (2.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alton: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.0%), United States (13.3%), Scotch-Irish (9.6%), Irish (7.4%), Norwegian (7.4%), Swedish (7.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1652 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 326 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Alton:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alton city:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $350 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (150.8 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (476.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Woodston, KS (2.9 miles) , Cedar, KS (3.6 miles) , Gaylord, KS (3.7 miles) , Osborne, KS (3.7 miles ), Portis, KS (3.9 miles) , Kirwin, KS (4.1 miles ), Stockton, KS (4.2 miles ), Natoma, KS (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 39.47 N, Longitude: 98.95 W

Area code: 785

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+1.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Accommodation and food services (44%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (7%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (19%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (13%)
  • Special education teachers (13%)
  • Registered nurses (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)


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Tornado activity:

Alton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 183% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Alton city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 tornado 22.6 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Alton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.7 miles away from Alton center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.2 miles away from Alton center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Osborne County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Bruce Goff - Architect.


Hospitals/medical centers near Alton:

  • OSBORNE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, about 14 miles away; OSBORNE, KS)
  • PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OSBORNE, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alton:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 47 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 86 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 103 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 112 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Kansas State University (about 129 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Wichita State University (about 151 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 152 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)

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Notable locations in Alton: Midway Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 2 (A), Osborne County Rural Fire Department Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Alton: Alton United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Osborne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.4. This is about average.
City:

33.4
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 3.57. This is about average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.57
U.S.:

3.97
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6

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

ALTON, CITY OF (Population served: 109, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-28-2003), St Public Notif received (FEB-10-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-23-1998), St Public Notif requested (NOV-23-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-27-1998), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-23-1998), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and AUG-06-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and AUG-07-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2000)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.3%

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  46.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alton, KS

Alton compared to Kansas state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Alton travel time to work - commute


Alton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (76%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Alton city (based on Osborne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.47%
Here73.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents29.8%21.1%13.1%6.2%5.5%
Congregations33.3%8.3%8.3%4.2%4.2%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents5.4%5.2%3.7%3.7%6.4%
Congregations4.2%8.3%4.2%4.2%20.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Osborne County:

7.77 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Osborne County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Osborne County:

12.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

12.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Osborne County:

29.7%
Kansas:

27.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$645
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$200
Water Supply 0$0 1$562
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,407

Alton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $23,000 ($225.49)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($137.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($78.43)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($68.63)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($39.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($19.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($68.63)

Alton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,000 ($88.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($78.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($166.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($29.41)
    General Support: $2,000 ($19.61)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($254.90)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($29.41)

Alton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $40,000 ($392.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $35,000 ($343.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($49.02)

Alton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($284.31)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($29.41)

5.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



7.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mitchell County, KS  0.68% ($22,364 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alton:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKAN (1490 AM; 1 kW; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: WALTER C. SEIDEL)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alton:

  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQMA (92.5 FM; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: WALTER C. SEIDEL)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KDNS (94.1 FM; DOWNS, KS; Owner: HOEFLICKER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Alton:

  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 96
Total average daily truck traffic: 3
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 96


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • High School Bldg (Lat: 39.470000 Lon: -98.947583), Call Sign: KQW322, Licensee ID: L00576342
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/01/2005, Expiration Date: 05/31/2015
    Registrant: Unified School District 392, 234 W Washington, Osborne, KS 67473, Phone: (785) 346-2145

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC0FMJ
    Grant Date: 04/08/1999, Expiration Date: 04/08/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011
    Registrant: Jenny D Hall, 413 4th St, Alton, KS 67623
  • Call Sign: N0KOJ, Licensee ID: L00859121
    Grant Date: 05/05/2004, Expiration Date: 05/17/2014, Certifier: Ron L Peterson
    Registrant: Ron L Peterson, 2649 W 130th Dr, Alton, KS 67623
  • Call Sign: N0KOL, Licensee ID: L00341994
    Grant Date: 12/30/2008, Expiration Date: 03/11/2019, Certifier: Joan E Peterson
    Registrant: Joan E Peterson, 2649 W 130th Dr, Alton, KS 67623
  • Call Sign: N0OMX, Licensee ID: L00356801
    Grant Date: 09/26/2012, Expiration Date: 09/26/2022
    Registrant: Keith A Hall, 413 4th St, Alton, KS 67623
  • Call Sign: N0RKI, Licensee ID: L00428904
    Grant Date: 12/06/2001, Expiration Date: 03/03/2012, Certifier: Cheryl D Hall
    Registrant: Cheryl D Hall, 413 4th Street, Alton, KS 67623


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10

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