Alton, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 1,257 (88% urban, 12% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.8%
 
Males: 623  (49.6%)
Females: 634  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51003.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,226 (it was $39,911 in 2000)
Alton:

$59,226
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,141 (it was $16,663 in 2000)

Alton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $134,571 (it was $74,100 in 2000)
Alton:

$134,571
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $190,281; detached houses: $195,605; townhouses or other attached units: $184,004; in 2-unit structures: $171,208; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $135,379; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,431; mobile homes: $14,583

Median gross rent in 2017: $579.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alton: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.0%
(3.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.2% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Alton, IA (2010)
    • 1,13293.1%White alone
    • 574.7%Hispanic
    • 90.7%Asian alone
    • 70.6%Black alone
    • 70.6%Two or more races
    • 40.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Alton, Iowa as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alton is 1,336 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (34.3%), Dutch (28.4%), American (5.5%), English (4.5%), Irish (2.2%), Swiss (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/8/1883

Land area: 1.49 square miles.

Population density: 844 people per square mile   (low).

Alton, Iowa map

49 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America, 0.4% Africa).

This city:

3.7%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,734 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,539 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (39.1 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (119.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (432.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Orange City, IA (1.7 miles ),
Granville, IA (2.6 miles ),
Hospers, IA (2.8 miles ),
Maurice, IA (2.9 miles ),
Sioux Center, IA (3.2 miles ),
Struble, IA (3.4 miles),
Oyens, IA (3.4 miles),
Remsen, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.99 N, Longitude: 96.01 W

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Alton, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alton, IA in 2017
Alton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $185,900
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $274,400
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $306,500
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $270,600
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $206,200
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $286,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $254,700
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $242,600
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $242,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Alton, IA residents
Average permit cost in Alton, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Alton, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Apparel (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Food (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Chemicals (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.9%)
  • Food (8.3%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Chemicals (6.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
  • Apparel (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Apparel (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.2%)
  • Food (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Alton, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Construction laborers (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.2%)
  • Child care workers (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.6%)

Average climate in Alton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Alton city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/22/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.7 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 185.5 miles away from Alton center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 190.2 miles away from Alton center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 135.7 miles away from Alton center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sioux County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alton:

  • ORANGE CITY AREA HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 2 miles away; ORANGE CITY, IA)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ORANGE CITY, IA)
  • ORANGE CITY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; ORANGE CITY, IA)
  • ORANGE CITY MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ORANGE CITY, IA)
  • CHEARS HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SIOUX CENTER, IA)
  • SIOUX CENTER COMM HSP AND HEALTH (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SIOUX CENTER, IA)
  • SIOUX CENTER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SIOUX CENTER, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alton:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 39 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,544)
  • Buena Vista University (about 48 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • University of South Dakota (about 49 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 56 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 66 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Wayne State College (about 73 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Northeast Community College (about 96 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)

Public elementary/middle school in Alton:

See full list of schools located in Alton

Library in Alton:

  • ALTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $72,397; Location: 605 10TH ST; 13,251 books; 345 audio materials; 1,124 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 58 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Alton: Sioux Golf and Country Club (A), Alton (B), Midwest Farmers Cooperative Elevator (C), Farmers Cooperative Company Elevator (D), Alton Ambulance (E), Alton Volunteer Fire Department (F), Alton Public Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alton include: Alton Presbyterian Church (A), Alton Reformed Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Marys Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Alton include: East Side Park (1), Alton County Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Country Acres (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3886 450th Street).

Birthplace of: Robert H. Schuller, Dave Mulder - Politician.

Sioux County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alton that have no violations reported:

  • ALTON MUNICIPAL WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 1,228, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.7%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Alton (2011 data):

  • Community Bank: at 208 Tenth Street, branch established on 1915/09/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $42.9 mil, Deposits: $39.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Alton Bancorporation

For population 15 years and over in Alton:

Marital status in Alton, IA
  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 66.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in Alton:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Iowa average:

10.5

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, IA (based on Sioux County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,31632
Evangelical Protestant12,98841
Catholic2,4716
Other1-
None4,928-
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: 9
Sioux County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Sioux County:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.5%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alton:

47.9%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alton:

42.4%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alton:

12.0%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Alton:

33.8%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

53.0%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Alton:

75.6%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alton, IA 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
Other Government Administration 2$12,070$72,4201$2,206
Streets and Highways 2$10,883$65,2980$0
Electric Power 2$10,969$65,8140$0
Water Supply 1$4,667$56,0040$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 5$1,893
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 8$9,319
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$30
Totals for Government 7$38,589$66,15315$13,448

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $10,000 ($7.96)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $822,000 ($653.94)
    Gas Utilities: $398,000 ($316.63)
    Water Utilities: $226,000 ($179.79)
    Regular Highways: $131,000 ($104.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000 ($82.74)
    Sewerage: $95,000 ($75.58)
    General - Other: $86,000 ($68.42)
    Libraries: $84,000 ($66.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000 ($46.94)
    Financial Administration: $58,000 ($46.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,000 ($13.52)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($7.96)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($5.57)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($5.57)
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000 ($4.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($3.18)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($0.80)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.80)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($31.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $73,000 ($58.07)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $115,000 ($91.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $317,000 ($252.19)
    Sewerage: $64,000 ($50.91)
    General - Other: $33,000 ($26.25)
    Electric Utilities: $28,000 ($22.28)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($5.57)
    Gas Utilities: $7,000 ($5.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($4.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.80)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $384,000 ($305.49)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($1.59)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $118,000 ($93.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000 ($49.32)
    Other: $13,000 ($10.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($9.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $33,000 ($26.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $79,000 ($62.85)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($13.52)
    Special Assessments: $16,000 ($12.73)
    Rents: $10,000 ($7.96)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($1.59)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.80)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $803,000 ($638.82)
    Gas Utilities: $424,000 ($337.31)
    Water Utilities: $226,000 ($179.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $115,000 ($91.49)
  • Tax - Property: $819,000 ($651.55)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $130,000 ($103.42)
    Other License: $31,000 ($24.66)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,143,000 ($1704.85)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,827,000 ($1453.46)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $316,000 ($251.39)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,223,000 ($1768.50)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $117,000 ($93.08)

3.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.84%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lyon County, IA  0.35% ($78,366 average AGI)
from Plymouth County, IA  0.30% ($38,472)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.29% ($64,543)


4.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to O'Brien County, IA  0.48% ($44,772 average AGI)
to Plymouth County, IA  0.40% ($39,646)
to Lyon County, IA  0.31% ($48,595)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alton:

  • KSOU (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLEM (1410 AM; 1 kW; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alton:

  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KIHK (106.9 FM; ROCK VALLEY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Alton:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Alton fatal accident list:

Jun 30, 2001 05:21 PM, E Division St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 21, 2000 06:00 AM, Sr-10, Lat: 42.997397, Lon: -96.017101, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 25, 1998 10:26 PM, Sr-60, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Feb 25, 1985 00:26 AM, Hwy 60, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 495ft / 151mTotal length
  • 42,555Total average daily traffic
  • 7,705Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,825Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alton, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 192000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alton, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Alton)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Alton Maintenance Shed (Lat: 42.983333 Lon: -96.007806), Call Sign: KHT82, Licensee ID: L00013476,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.075 MHz, Grant Date: 05/26/2004, Expiration Date: 08/10/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2014, Registrant: County Of Sioux, Orange City, IA 51041, Phone: (712) 737-2248
  • 905 3rd Ave (Lat: 42.963333 Lon: -96.008639), Call Sign: WGM706, Licensee ID: L00293862,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.312 MHz, Grant Date: 12/30/2005, Expiration Date: 01/03/2016, Cancellation Date: 03/05/2016, Registrant: City Of Alton, Alton, IA 51003-0910, Phone: (712) 756-4314
  • Lat: 43.011667 Lon: -96.036111, Call Sign: WQAW790,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.300 MHz, 467.300 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2014, Expiration Date: 08/19/2024, Certifier: Phil Kleinhesselink, Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • SIOUX ALTX, Kennedy Ave. (Lat: 42.992083 Lon: -95.995972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 114.3 m, Overall height: 116.7 m, Call Sign: WRCG352, Licensee ID: L00026454,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 09/24/2018, Expiration Date: 09/24/2028, Certifier: Heath Hove, Registrant: State Of Iowa, 215 East 7th St, Des Moines, IA 50319, Phone: (515) 725-6234, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: WB0ACU, Grant Date: 11/28/1995, Expiration Date: 11/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/29/2007, Registrant: John J Schmidt, Box 243, Alton, IA 51003

Most common first names in Alton, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2280.4 years
Peter980.6 years
Anna987.6 years
Henry875.7 years
William879.5 years
Mary884.0 years
Robert679.0 years
Raymond682.3 years
Gertrude586.4 years
Frank577.0 years
Most common last names in Alton, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hansen1881.1 years
Pottebaum1380.2 years
Mulder978.1 years
Streff877.4 years
Scholten882.9 years
Konz781.7 years
Minten773.0 years
Cambier676.6 years
Klein684.0 years
Steichen675.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alton, IA
  • 75.2%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alton, IA
  • 51.9%Electricity
  • 48.1%Utility gas


Alton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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