For population 25 years and over in Alton:
For population 15 years and over in Alton town:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (120.2 miles , pop. 64,249).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (220.4 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (397.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Hudson, ME (2.5 miles ), Old Town, ME (2.7 miles ), Milford, ME (2.9 miles ), Bradford, ME (2.9 miles ), Glenburn, ME (2.9 miles ), Greenbush, ME (3.0 miles ), Lagrange, ME (3.1 miles ), Orono, ME (3.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 45.03 N, Longitude: 68.76 W
Area code: 207
Work and jobs in Alton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Alton, Maine
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Alton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.2 miles away from Alton center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/2001 at 00:24:29, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 12.7 miles away from Alton center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Penobscot County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snows: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Alton:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alton:
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Public elementary/middle school in Alton:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 3.57. This is about average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Alton and their reported violations in the past:VIGNEAULTS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 53, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Alton compared to Maine state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Alton town (based on Penobscot County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.68%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 34
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
5.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,325 average adjusted gross income)
0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($499 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,588 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($335 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Alton fatal accident list:
Mar 7, 2010 10:00 PM, Sr-16, Lat: 44.90543611, Lon: -68.68429167, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 26, 2008 01:17 PM, I-95, Lat: 45.033258, Lon: -68.692789, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Apr 28, 2006 01:56 PM, Sr-16, Lat: 45.110892, Lon: -68.809822, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total average daily traffic: 8,656
Total average daily truck traffic: 820
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 12,547
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: