Alton, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 103 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.0%
 
Males: 51  (50.0%)
Females: 52  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip code: 67623

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,547 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Alton:

$40,547
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,098 (it was $15,584 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $17,980 (it was $12,800 in 2000)
Alton:

$17,980
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $24,062; Detached houses: $24,285

Median gross rent in 2013: $456.

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    • 10097.1%White alone
    • 32.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Alton: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.3%), United States (11.5%), Irish (9.9%), Norwegian (8.4%), Scotch-Irish (8.4%), Swedish (8.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1652 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 329 people per square mile   (very low).

Alton, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Alton:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alton city:

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $334 (1.9%)

Alton satellite photo by USGS

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

Alton household income distribution Alton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+1.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (45%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (45%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Alton, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alton-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 90% 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 near Kansas state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 226.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 400.7 miles away from Alton center
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 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 180.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 228.3 miles away from Alton center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 362.1 miles away from the city 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 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).
Alton topographic map

Birthplace of: Bruce Goff - Architect.

Hospitals and medical centers near Alton:

  • OSBORNE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (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: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 75 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 86 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 103 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 112 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Kansas State University (about 129 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Newman University (about 151 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)

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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

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

ALTON, CITY OF (Population served: 102, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-02-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.9%
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

Alton compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Electricity (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,0249
Evangelical Protestant8849
Catholic3682
None1,582-
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: 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 2013)
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 1$323
Water Supply 0$0 1$563
Totals for Government 0$0 2$886

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $23,000 ($223.30)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($135.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($77.67)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($67.96)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($38.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($19.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($67.96)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,000 ($87.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($77.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($165.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($29.13)
    General Support: $2,000 ($19.42)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($252.43)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($29.13)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $40,000 ($388.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $35,000 ($339.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($48.54)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($281.55)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($29.13)

5.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,190 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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


6.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Kansas average:

6.89%

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 Mitchell County, KS  0.91% ($20,200 average AGI)
to Ellis County, KS  0.61% ($24,300)

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
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 96Total average daily traffic
  • 3Total average daily truck traffic
  • 96Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

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
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alton, KS
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