Alton, Texas

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Population in 2017: 17,278 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +294.1%
Males: 8,208  (47.5%)
Females: 9,070  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

26.6 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78573.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,978 (it was $22,097 in 2000)
Alton:

$32,978
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $10,353 (it was $6,230 in 2000)

Alton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $80,672 (it was $43,100 in 2000)
Alton:

$80,672
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $127,676; detached houses: $142,400; townhouses or other attached units: $262,772; in 2-unit structures: $32,298; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $519,565; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $121,869; mobile homes: $40,460; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $32,971

Median gross rent in 2017: $688.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alton: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 36.9%
(37.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.7% for American Indian residents, 34.2% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Alton, TX (2010)
    • 11,55493.6%Hispanic
    • 7566.1%White alone
    • 190.2%Black alone
    • 60.05%American Indian alone
    • 40.03%Asian alone
    • 10.01%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Alton, Texas as of October 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alton is 533 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Alton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(21.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(22.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(130.5)
3
(41.3)
3
(38.5)
5
(46.0)
10
(83.7)
7
(56.7)
6
(47.6)
4
(28.2)
6
(40.7)
4
(26.1)
3
(18.9)
5
(31.0)
7
(40.2)
7
(39.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(217.5)
4
(55.1)
5
(64.2)
15
(137.9)
24
(200.9)
19
(153.9)
8
(63.5)
2
(14.1)
3
(20.3)
5
(32.7)
8
(50.3)
5
(31.0)
9
(51.6)
46
(258.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
77
(1,116)
84
(1,158)
87
(1,116)
80
(735.6)
148
(1,239)
116
(939.3)
78
(619.0)
85
(599.5)
69
(467.6)
45
(293.9)
56
(352.3)
50
(309.8)
40
(229.5)
31
(174.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
259
(3,755)
229
(3,156)
234
(3,003)
191
(1,756)
206
(1,725)
324
(2,624)
257
(2,040)
222
(1,566)
223
(1,511)
186
(1,215)
176
(1,107)
212
(1,314)
234
(1,342)
174
(977.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
46
(666.9)
42
(578.8)
51
(654.4)
37
(340.2)
62
(519.0)
42
(340.1)
39
(309.5)
28
(197.5)
33
(223.6)
22
(143.7)
22
(138.4)
18
(111.5)
12
(68.8)
12
(67.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.7)
4
(32.4)
11
(87.3)
1
(7.1)
2
(13.6)
1
(6.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.2)
1
(5.7)
1
(5.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)364.3277.0285.3197.7262.5252.2176.7148.6140.9100.395.8103.697.6138.1

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City-data.com crime index in Alton, TX

Crime rate in Alton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 23 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
Texas average:

1.54
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Ancestries: American (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.11 square miles.

Population density: 8,180 people per square mile   (high).

Alton, Texas map

5,715 residents are foreign born (35.2% Latin America).

This city:

35.3%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,258 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,234 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (6.4 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (115.2 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (219.4 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Alton North, TX (0.9 miles ),
West Sharyland, TX (1.4 miles ),
Palmhurst, TX (1.5 miles ),
La Homa, TX (1.8 miles ),
Doffing, TX (2.2 miles ),
Mission, TX (2.3 miles ),
Palmview, TX (2.4 miles ),
Citrus City, TX (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 26.28 N, Longitude: 98.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

Distribution of median household income in Alton, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alton, TX in 2017

Property values in Alton, TX

Alton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $48,700
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $45,500
  • 1999: 168 buildings, average cost: $16,800
  • 2000: 55 buildings, average cost: $36,000
  • 2001: 55 buildings, average cost: $36,000
  • 2002: 131 buildings, average cost: $42,400
  • 2003: 118 buildings, average cost: $11,800
  • 2004: 68 buildings, average cost: $54,300
  • 2005: 88 buildings, average cost: $56,000
  • 2006: 81 buildings, average cost: $58,700
  • 2007: 115 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2008: 57 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2009: 55 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2010: 67 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2011: 106 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2012: 61 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2013: 50 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2014: 59 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2015: 84 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2016: 87 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2017: 97 buildings, average cost: $121,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Alton, TX residents
Average permit cost in Alton, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Alton, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
  • Educational services (3.5%)
  • Public administration (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Alton, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Construction laborers (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)

Average climate in Alton, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Alton, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.2. This is about average.

City:

82.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Alton-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 28.8 miles away from the Alton city center .

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 39.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alton-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 327.7 miles away from Alton 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 413.9 miles away from the city 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 175.1 miles away from Alton 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 100.3 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 183.0 miles away from Alton 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 182.2 miles away from Alton 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Alton:

  • BASEL MISSION HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (1310 EAST MAIN AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Alton:

  • MASES HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • AIMA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • DULCE ESPERANZA HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • BRIARWOOD HOME (Hospital, about 4 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • ANGELITOS HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • CRITERION HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; MISSION, TX)
  • 32ND STREET NORTH GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MCALLEN, TX)

Amtrak station near Alton:

  • 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:

  • South Texas College (about 6 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 40 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 58 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 114 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)

Public high school in Alton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Alton:

  • CARL C WAITZ EL (Location: 842 W SAINT FRANCIS AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • ALTON EL (Location: 205 N CHICAGO, Grades: PK-5)
  • CANTU EL (Location: 920 W MAIN AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • RAQUEL CAVAZOS EL (Location: 803 S LOS EBANOS BLVD, Grades: PK-5)
  • ALTON MEMORIAL JR HIGH (Location: 521 S LOS EBANOS BLVD, Grades: 6-8)
  • JESSIE L JENSEN EL (Location: 510 N GLASSCOCK BLVD, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Alton

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • City website: http://www.alton-tx.gov/ added by City Webmaster

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Alton: Alton Volunteer Fire Department (A), Alton Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

4.0 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

90.6%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.0%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Alton:

Marital status in Alton, TX
  • Never married: 38.7%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

For population 25 years and over in Alton:

  • High school or higher: 58.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 14.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.6
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Alton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alton, TX (based on Hidalgo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic269,07156
Evangelical Protestant75,327525
Other18,51043
Mainline Protestant14,39452
Orthodox1601
None397,307-
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: 79
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Hidalgo County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hidalgo County:

9.7%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

28.7%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

15.8%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.2%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alton:

43.9%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Alton:

28.4
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.4%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.5%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Alton:

30.6%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Alton:

51.2%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Alton:

81.6%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alton, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 13$40,280$37,1820$0
Other Government Administration 7$28,307$48,5262$1,921
Financial Administration 4$16,021$48,0630$0
Fire - Other 1$2,952$35,4240$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,114$37,3680$0
Police - Other 0$0 9$13,488
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 12$20,659
Correction 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 5$3,738
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 26$90,674$41,85028$39,806

Alton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $847,000 ($49.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $629,000 ($36.40)
    Central Staff Services: $600,000 ($34.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $580,000 ($33.57)
    Sewerage: $380,000 ($21.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $256,000 ($14.82)
    General Public Buildings: $216,000 ($12.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $213,000 ($12.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $151,000 ($8.74)
    Regular Highways: $108,000 ($6.25)
    Financial Administration: $81,000 ($4.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $81,000 ($4.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $255,000 ($14.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $47,000 ($2.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($1.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($1.22)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($0.17)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($0.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.12)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,798,000 ($104.06)

Alton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $866,000 ($50.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $739,000 ($42.77)
    Other: $703,000 ($40.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($0.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $552,000 ($31.95)
    Special Assessments: $60,000 ($3.47)
    Rents: $53,000 ($3.07)
    Sale of Property: $34,000 ($1.97)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.17)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $9,595,000 ($555.33)
    Other: $101,000 ($5.85)
  • Tax - Property: $1,289,000 ($74.60)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $542,000 ($31.37)
    Public Utilities Sales: $217,000 ($12.56)

Alton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,058,000 ($408.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,646,000 ($384.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $412,000 ($23.85)

Alton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,309,000 ($538.78)

2.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.70%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.02%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cameron County, TX  0.34% ($38,428 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.21% ($37,634)
from Bexar County, TX  0.17% ($57,802)


3.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($382 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bexar County, TX  0.33% ($42,402 average AGI)
to Cameron County, TX  0.29% ($40,000)
to Harris County, TX  0.27% ($36,059)
Businesses in Alton, TX
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1FedEx1
AutoZone1UPS2
Cricket Wireless2

Strongest AM radio stations in Alton:

  • 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:

  • 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"))
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KCAS (91.5 FM; MCCOOK, TX; Owner: FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH INC)
  • 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:

  • 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)
  • KSTI-LP (Channel 69; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING 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)
Alton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Richard J Byrne, Lot 74 Block 3 Of The La Homa Ranch, Citrus Grove Subdivision Unit No. 1 (Lat: 26.316972 Lon: -98.339694), Type: 39.9, Overall height: 39.9 m, Registrant: Wireless Applications Corporation, Fcc@wacorp.Net, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 643-5000
  • Richard J Byrne, Lot 74 Block 3 Of The La Homa Ranch, Citrus Grove Subdivision Unit No. 1 (Lat: 26.316972 Lon: -98.339694), Type: 39.9, Overall height: 39.9 m, Registrant: Wireless Applications Corporation, Fcc@wacorp.Net, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 643-5000
  • Edward G Roach, Lot 74 Block 3 Of The La Homa Ranch, Citrus Grove Subdivision Unit No. 1 (Lat: 26.316972 Lon: -98.339694), Type: 39.9, Overall height: 39.9 m, Registrant: Towerco LLC, Shart@towerco.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 653-5734
  • William T Godfrey, Fm 1925, 1.1 Km East Of Insect. Of Fm 1925 & Fm 681 (Lat: 26.361972 Lon: -98.321472), Type: 77.0, Structure height: 48215 m, Overall height: 72.4 m, Licensee ID: C, Registrant: Rgv Educational Broadcasting, Inc., Dgarza@garzaandgarza.Com, , Harli-ngen, Phone: (956) 421-4111
  • Alvaro G Gonzalez, Fm 1925, 1.1 Km East Of Insect. Of Fm 1925 & Fm 681 (Lat: 26.361972 Lon: -98.321472), Type: 77.0, Structure height: 48215 m, Overall height: 72.4 m, Licensee ID: C, Registrant: Rgv Educational Broadcasting, Inc., Dgarza@garzaandgarza.Com, , Harli-ngen, Phone: (956) 421-4111
  • Fm 1925, 8 Km East Of Insect. Of Fm 1925 & Fm 681 (Lat: 26.362500 Lon: -98.324167), Type: 77.0, Overall height: 72.4 m, Registrant: Rgv Educational Broadcasting, Inc., Harli-ngen, Phone: (210) 421-4111

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • TREVINO MIDDLE SCH., Lat: 26.287889 Lon: -98.339333, Call Sign: WRAP867,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, 456.187 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2018, Expiration Date: 01/25/2028, Certifier: Jose T Garcia, Registrant: Mobile Relays, Mcallen, TX 78505, Phone: (956) 682-5224, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Alton Tower, Fm 1925, 8 Km East Of Insect. Of Fm 1925 & Fm 681 (Lat: 26.362500 Lon: -98.324167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 72.4 m, Overall height: 77 m, Call Sign: WQTX436,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz... (+17 more), Grant Date: 04/29/2014, Expiration Date: 04/29/2024, Certifier: Peter Vasquez, Registrant: Intelpath, 111 Fuller Rd, Hinsdale, IL 61341, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KF5ZNS, Licensee ID: L01831188, Grant Date: 12/18/2013, Expiration Date: 12/18/2023, Certifier: Lance M Owens, Registrant: Lance M Owens, 1408 Rockport, Alton, TX 78573

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$50,510
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0241.05

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of reported fires - 93 took place in 2007, and the least - 1 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Alton, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (73.6%), and Structure Fires (21.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alton, TX
    • 19573.6%Outside Fires
    • 5821.9%Structure Fires
    • 72.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 51.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alton, TX
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alton, TX
  • 95.8%Electricity
  • 1.9%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alton, TX
  • 98.8%Electricity
  • 1.2%Utility gas


Alton compared to Texas state average:

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

Alton on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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