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Welcome to Alto Pass ...

The pronunciation of Alto Pass: AL-toh-PASS<1>

The village of Alto Pass is located in Union County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alto Pass has a population of 378 people<2> (see below for details).

Alto Pass is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alto Pass is within the (618) area code.

The ZIP code for Alto Pass: 62905<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alto Pass had a population of 391 people. This makes Alto Pass the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 391 people, the population of Alto Pass has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (that had a count of 388 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alto Pass had an population of 378 people. This is a decrease of 3.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.58% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alto Pass ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alto Pass and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2016
Anna   [Map]   4,269   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cambria   [Map]   1,271   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Carbondale   [Map]   26,179   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Carterville   [Map]   5,843   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Cobden   [Map]   1,124   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Crainville   [Map]   1,402   NE   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alto Pass.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alto Pass. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alto Pass. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alto Pass.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alto Pass:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alto Pass ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Alto Pass, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alto Pass.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alto Pass. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alto Pass.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alto Pass - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 village (such as Alto Pass). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alto Pass or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Alto Pass. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alto Pass) 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 Alto Pass. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alto Pass

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alto Pass. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5737, Longitude: -89.3191     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alto Pass have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alto Pass.