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Welcome to Alto ...

The town of Alto is located in Habersham County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alto has a population of 1,204 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Alto.

Alto is 1,350 feet [411 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alto lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Alto: (706) and (762)<4>

The ZIP codes for Alto: 30510, 30596<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alto had an population of 1,204 people. This is an increase of 2.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.44% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alto had a population of 1,172 people. This makes Alto the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Alto represents 0.01% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 277th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,172 people, the population of Alto increased 33.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 876 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alto.

Adding Alto to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alto in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alto was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alto on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Alto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Alto - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alto.

Communities near Alto ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alto.

  • Gainesville [Hall County]
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    • Gainesville [Hall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesville<7>
  • Gainesville Mills [Hall County]
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    • Gainesville Mills [Hall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Alto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,232 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville Mills
  • Dry Pond [Jackson County]
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    • Dry Pond [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Alto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,881 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Pond
  • Toccoa [Stephens County]
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    • Toccoa [Stephens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,300 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccoa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toccoa<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Commerce [Jackson County]
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      • Commerce [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,328 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce<7>
    • Cleveland [White County]
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      • Cleveland [White County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,167 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<7>
    • Hargrove [Hall County]
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      • Hargrove [Hall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Alto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hargrove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hargrove
    • Lula [Hall County]
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      • Lula [Hall County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,016 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lula<7>
    • Maysville [Banks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
      • Maysville [Banks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,175 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<7>
    • Demorest [Habersham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Demorest
      • Demorest [Habersham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Demorest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Demorest<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alto. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alto.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alto. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alto.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alto. See our Newspapers Page for Alto.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alto ...

Looking for more information about Alto? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alto, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alto.

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About Habersham County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alto. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Habersham County: www.co.habersham.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Habersham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alto.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Alto). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alto or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alto) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alto. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AltoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4679, Longitude: -83.5731    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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