For population 25 years and over in Alton:
For population 15 years and over in Alton city:
45 residents are foreign born (4.8% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $319 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (71.6 miles , pop. 55,515).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (135.2 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (407.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Thayer, MO (3.8 miles ), Koshkonong, MO (3.9 miles ), Mammoth Spring, AR (4.0 miles ), Brandsville, MO (4.1 miles) , Birch Tree, MO (4.6 miles ), Winona, MO (4.7 miles ), West Plains, MO (5.1 miles ), Hardy, AR (5.1 miles ).
Latitude: 36.69 N, Longitude: 91.40 W
Area code: 417
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Alton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-3.6%).
Work and jobs in Alton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Alton, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Alton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.8 miles away from the Alton city center killed 7 people and injured 75 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 4/2/1982, a category F4 tornado 25.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 28 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Alton-area historical earthquake activity is above Missouri state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from Alton center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/7/1991 at 21:24:02, a magnitude 4.0 (3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 13.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/16/2003 at 05:09:22, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 14.2 miles away from Alton center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 98.0 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 Oregon County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Jumbo McGinnis - Baseball player.
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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 3.57. This is about average. There were 13 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:ALTON (Population served: 786, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 33.0%
(35.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
3 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
People in group quarters in Alton in 2010:
Alton compared to Missouri state average:
Banks with branches in Alton (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Alton (based on Oregon County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.43%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
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Alton government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,052 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.82% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($21,890 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Alton fatal accident list:
Apr 6, 1989 09:44 PM, Couch, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total costs: $500,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,028
Total average daily truck traffic: 671
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 9,027
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alton)
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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