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Welcome to Alton ...

The city of Alton is located in Sioux County<1>.

The location of Alton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alton has a population of 1,264 people<4> (see below for details).

Alton is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Alton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Alton: (712)

The ZIP code for Alton: 51003<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Alton had an population of 1,264 people. This is an increase of 3.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alton had a population of 1,216 people. This makes Alton the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Alton represents 0.04% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 240th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,216 people, the population of Alton increased 11.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,095 people).

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

Communities Also Named Alton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Alton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Alton ...

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

  • Le Mars [Plymouth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Mars have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Mars
    • Le Mars [Plymouth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 9,996 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Mars
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Le Mars<8>
  • Sioux Center [Sioux County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sioux Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux Center
    • Sioux Center [Sioux County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 7,614 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sioux Center<8>
  • Sheldon [O'Brien County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
    • Sheldon [O'Brien County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 5,110 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheldon<8>
  • Hull [Sioux County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
    • Hull [Sioux County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,307 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hull<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Remsen [Plymouth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Remsen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Remsen
      • Remsen [Plymouth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Remsen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Remsen<8>
    • Marcus [Cherokee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
      • Marcus [Cherokee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,061 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marcus<8>
    • Paullina [O'Brien County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paullina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paullina
      • Paullina [O'Brien County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 983 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paullina
    • Hospers [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hospers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hospers
      • Hospers [Sioux County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 703 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hospers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hospers<8>
    • Boyden [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyden
      • Boyden [Sioux County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 687 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyden
    • Ireton [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ireton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ireton
      • Ireton [Sioux County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ireton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ireton<8>

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 Alton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alton. 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 Alton.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alton ...

Looking for more information about Alton? 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 Alton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Sioux County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sioux County: www.siouxcounty.org/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Sioux, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 city (such as Alton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9875, Longitude: -96.0093       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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