Alton North, Texas

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in July 2007: 6,182.
Males: 3,041  (49.2%)
Females: 3,141  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  22.8 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip codes: 78572.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,710 (it was $17,461 in 2000)
Alton North:

$23,710
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,572 (it was $5,259 in 2000)

Alton North CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,242 (it was $30,500 in 2000)
Alton North:

$53,242
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $53,693; Detached houses: $58,096; Townhouses or other attached units: $45,582; Mobile homes: $36,432
Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
Alton North races chart
  • Hispanic - 4,925 (97.5%)
  • White alone - 122 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.08%)

Races in Alton North detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alton North: 123.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Alton North, TX forum
Recent posts about Alton North, Texas on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users:
Mcallen vs San Antonio  (33 replies)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 4.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,475 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Alton North,TX real estate house value index trend

Alton North, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Alton North:

  • High school or higher: 25.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alton North CDP:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 4.0%

2,344 residents are foreign born (46.2% Latin America).

This place:  46.4%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Alton North CDP:  1.6% ($487)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Alton North satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (7.2 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (114.8 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (218.7 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Alton, TX (0.9 miles ), West Sharyland, TX (1.4 miles ), Palmhurst, TX (1.8 miles ), La Homa, TX (1.8 miles ), Doffing, TX (2.2 miles ), Citrus City, TX (2.3 miles ), Mission, TX (2.4 miles ), Palmview, TX (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 26.30 N, Longitude: 98.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

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

9.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Cashiers (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Alton North: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Alton North, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Alton North, Texas average temperatures Alton North, Texas average precipitation Alton North, Texas humidity Alton North, Texas wind speed Alton North, Texas snowfall Alton North, Texas sunshine Alton North, Texas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Alton North-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.0 miles away from the Alton North place center .

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 39.5 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alton North-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 328.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 413.1 miles away from Alton North center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 174.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.3 miles away from Alton North center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 181.5 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 Hidalgo County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alton North topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alton North:

  • BASEL MISSION HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; ALTON, TX)
  • AIMA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • MASES HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • DULCE ESPERANZA HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • BRIARWOOD HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • ANGELITOS HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • CRITERION HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; MISSION, TX)

Amtrak station near Alton North:

  • 8 miles: MCALLEN (120 S. 16TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alton North:

  • South Texas College (about 7 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 9 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 41 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 59 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 90 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Laredo Community College (about 113 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 113 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)

Click to draw/clear place borders

Hidalgo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 28.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This place:  4.4 people
Texas:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  93.7%
Whole state:  71.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.4%
Whole state:  4.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

54.6%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

19.5%
Whole state:

6.7%

Alton North compared to Texas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • No fuel used (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alton North CDP (based on Hidalgo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.37%
Here: 50.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents77.4%8.1%3.6%2.0%1.9%
Congregations15.0%16.9%7.2%8.8%3.8%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents0.8%0.7%0.6%0.6%4.3%
Congregations4.7%2.2%6.9%3.1%31.6%
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: 79
Hidalgo County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
Hidalgo County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 240
Hidalgo County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

28.7%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

15.7%

4.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200531,497 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.00%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries($631 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.14%
Texas average:

0.20%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cameron County, TX  0.38% ($27,968 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.30% ($27,585)
from Starr County, TX  0.19% ($29,718)


3.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200630,050 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.68%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries($696 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cameron County, TX  0.31% ($30,390 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.28% ($28,248)
to Bexar County, TX  0.27% ($30,069)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alton North:

  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alton North:

  • KQXX-FM (105.5 FM; MISSION, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KHID (88.1 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KCAS (91.5 FM; MCCOOK, TX; Owner: FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH INC)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alton North:

  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KZMC-LP (Channel 35; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSTI-LP (Channel 69; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KJST-LP (Channel 28; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$81,2037$97,8539$110,9231$50,1401$120,620
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$198,6604$86,9330$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$153,2104$60,97017$101,0147$33,2071$57,080
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$66,5804$92,6682$13,7500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$77,3402$84,0550$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0241.02 , 0241.05

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$117,5361$80,540
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$102,0651$53,240
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0241.02 , 0241.05

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Alton North on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
Cost of Living Calculator

Back to Alton North, TX housing infoHidalgo CountyTexas, TX smaller cities, TX small cities, All Cities.

Back to top




Recent home sales, price trends, and home value evaluator powered by Onboard Informatics
© 2015 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
 
City-data.com does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information on this site.  Use at your own risk.
Website © 2015 Advameg, Inc.