Alton, Utah

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Population in 2013: 119 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.2%
 
Males: 57  (48.6%)
Females: 62  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  32.8 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip code: 84710

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,744 (it was $30,833 in 2000)
Alton:

$37,744
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,623 (it was $7,129 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $161,924 (it was $92,500 in 2000)
Alton:

$161,924
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $191,905; Detached houses: $191,905
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  • White alone - 104 (87.4%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (5.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (2.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alton: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (28.1%), Irish (22.5%), Swedish (4.9%), German (3.2%), Scottish (3.2%), French (2.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6875 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 322 people per square mile   (very low).

Alton, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Alton:

  • High school or higher: 98.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alton town:

  • Never married: 9.2%
  • Now married: 78.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 0.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Utah:  8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $733 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $888 (0.4%)

Alton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flagstaff, AZ (162.1 miles , pop. 52,894).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (174.5 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (271.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Glendale, UT (3.2 miles ), Hatch, UT (3.8 miles) , Orderville, UT (3.9 miles ), Bryce Canyon City, UT (4.9 miles) , Tropic, UT (5.0 miles ), Cannonville, UT (5.0 miles) , Panguitch, UT (5.2 miles ), Brian Head, UT (5.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $256,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $253,300
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $125,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.44 N, Longitude: 112.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 435

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

3.8%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +54 (+67.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (57%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Other services, except public administration (50%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Wholesale trade (19%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Construction laborers (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (36%)
  • Secondary school teachers (18%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)

Average climate in Alton, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Alton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Utah state average. It is 527% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 319.8 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 299.8 miles away from Alton center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 342.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 400.8 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 314.2 miles away from Alton center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 343.5 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kane County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Alton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alton:

  • Southern Utah University (about 37 miles; Cedar City, UT; Full-time enrollment: 6,522)
  • Dixie State University (about 65 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Snow College (about 142 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 163 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Coconino Community College (about 164 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Nevada State College (about 170 miles; Henderson, NV; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • Mohave Community College (about 174 miles; Kingman, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,309)

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Notable location: Alton Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Alton: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Hidden Valley Cabins (291 West 100 North).

Kane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

ALTON TOWN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 136, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-26-2012), St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2013)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ELKRIDGE WATER COMPANY (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 43.0%
(42.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.4%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Alton compared to Utah state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (47%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alton town (based on Kane County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.86%
Here: 69.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Church of ChristOther
Adherents88.9%3.6%2.1%1.8%3.7%
Congregations63.2%5.3%5.3%5.3%21.1%
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: 2
Kane County:

3.07 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Kane County:

3.07 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Kane County:

13.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

19.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kane County:

23.1%
Utah:

23.6%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 3$130
Totals for Government 0$0 3$130

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $158,000 ($1327.73)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $18,000 ($151.26)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($134.45)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($67.23)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($16.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $400,000 ($3361.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($50.42)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $7,000 ($58.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($33.61)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($16.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($142.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $126,000 ($1058.82)
    Highways: $15,000 ($126.05)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($142.86)
    Total General Sales: $9,000 ($75.63)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $146,000 ($1226.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $131,000 ($1100.84)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($126.05)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $58,000 ($487.39)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $74,000 ($621.85)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $16,000 ($134.45)

9.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,752 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.30%
Utah average:

6.32%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Coconino County, AZ  0.98% ($35,174 average AGI)
from Washington County, UT  0.98% ($34,304)
from Clark County, NV  0.55% ($33,000)


8.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,731 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.32%
Utah average:

6.46%

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 Washington County, UT  0.86% ($32,050 average AGI)
to Coconino County, AZ  0.82% ($33,737)
to Iron County, UT  0.82% ($26,158)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alton:

  • KNNZ (940 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KSUB (590 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KDXU (890 AM; 10 kW; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: WESTERN BROADCASTING, LS, LLC)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KUNF (1210 AM; 10 kW; WASHINGTON, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KZNU (1450 AM; 10 kW; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: AM RADIO 1450, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alton:

  • KREC (98.1 FM; BRIAN HEAD, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • K282AC (104.3 FM; RURAL GARFIELD COUNT, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K202AW (88.3 FM; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KZHK (95.9 FM; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: MARVIN KENT FRANDSEN)
  • K300AC (107.9 FM; WASHINGTON, ETC., UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K203CA (88.5 FM; MILFORD, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KPLD (101.1 FM; KANAB, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • K255AD (98.9 FM; RURAL GARFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • KXFF (92.5 FM; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KMXM (107.1 FM; COLORADO CITY, AZ; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K211BB (90.1 FM; KANAB, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K285DS (104.9 FM; LONG VALLEY JUNCTION, UT; Owner: LONG VALLEY T.V.)
  • K288AY (105.5 FM; LONG VALLEY, UT; Owner: LONG VALLEY T.V.)
  • K296AR (107.1 FM; LONG VALLEY JUNCTION, UT; Owner: LONG VALLEY T.V.)

TV broadcast stations around Alton:

  • K03CX (Channel 3; LONG VALLEY JUNCTION, UT; Owner: LONG VALLEY T.V.)
  • K09NV (Channel 9; ALTON, UT; Owner: LONG VALLEY T. V.)
  • K11OC (Channel 11; ALTON, UT; Owner: LONG VALLEY T.V.)
  • K06FM (Channel 6; LONG VALLEY JUNCTION, UT; Owner: LONG VALLEY T.V.)
  • K13OR (Channel 13; ALTON, UT; Owner: LONG VALLEY T.V.)
  • K46EO (Channel 46; LONG VALLEY JUNCTION, UT; Owner: UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • K48EK (Channel 48; LONG VALLEY JUNCTION, UT; Owner: LONG VALLEY T.V.)
  • K44FU (Channel 44; LONG VALLEY JUNCTION, UT; Owner: ORDERVILLE CITY)
  • K50GD (Channel 50; LONG VALLEY JUNCTION, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K34FO (Channel 34; ALTON, UT; Owner: WESTERN KANE COUNTY SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT #1)
  • K36FN (Channel 36; ALTON, ETC., UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K30CP (Channel 30; ORDERVILLE, UT; Owner: ORDERVILLE CITY)

Alton fatal accident list:

Jul 3, 1998 03:15 PM, Mainandcenter, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Don Spring Mountain Communications (Lat: 37.503861 Lon: -112.401861), Type: Pole, Structure height: 2 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQKK488
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.61000 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/2009, Expiration Date: 07/22/2009, Cancellation Date: 09/26/2009, Certifier: Ken Johnson
    Registrant: Information Station Specialists, Zeeland, MI 49464, Phone: (616) 772-2300, Email:
  • Lat: 37.503861 Lon: -112.401861, Call Sign: WQKQ572, Licensee ID: L00606398
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.61000 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2009, Expiration Date: 08/12/2019, Certifier: Ken Johnson
    Registrant: Cedar Mountain Fire District, Duck Creek Village, UT 84762, Phone: (435) 691-2396, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Spencer Ridge, Approximately 9600m South Of Where Hwy 14 Intersects With Hwy 89. (Lat: 37.376389 Lon: -112.537222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 4.6 m, Call Sign: WQHS334
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/23/2007, Expiration Date: 10/23/2017, Certifier: Craig R Baird
    Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • LONG VALLEY, 7.5 Miles Ne Of (Lat: 37.514139 Lon: -112.407972), Type: Mast, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WHQ907
    Assigned Frequencies: 2167.40 MHz, 2178.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • DUCK CREEK, 11 Miles Nw Of (Lat: 37.516361 Lon: -112.662972), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WHQ909
    Assigned Frequencies: 2128.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 102SJ , Serial Number: 17259570, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 07/14/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Douglas K Heaton, Po Box 100063, Alton, UT 84710

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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