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Welcome to Alto Pass ...

The village of Alto Pass is located in Union County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Alto Pass: AL-toh-PASS<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alto Pass has a population of 368 people<4> (see below for details).

Alto Pass is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Alto Pass: (618)

The ZIP code for Alto Pass: 62905<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Alto Pass had an population of 368 people. This is a decrease of 5.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.15% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 388 people).

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

Communities near Alto Pass ...

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

  • Carbondale [Jackson County]
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    • Carbondale [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Alto Pass
    • Estimated population in 2018: 25,376 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<8>
  • Murphysboro [Jackson County]
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    • Murphysboro [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Alto Pass
    • Estimated population in 2018: 7,477 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphysboro<8>
  • Carterville [Williamson County]
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    • Carterville [Williamson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Alto Pass
    • Estimated population in 2018: 5,866 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carterville<8>
  • Anna [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anna
    • Anna [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Alto Pass
    • Estimated population in 2018: 4,143 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anna<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jonesboro [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
      • Jonesboro [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the south of Alto Pass
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,709 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesboro<8>
    • De Soto [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Soto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
      • De Soto [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Alto Pass
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,518 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Soto<8>
    • Crainville [Williamson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crainville
      • Crainville [Williamson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Alto Pass
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,411 people
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    • Cambria [Williamson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambria
      • Cambria [Williamson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Alto Pass
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,274 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cambria<8>
    • Cobden [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobden
      • Cobden [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Alto Pass
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,079 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cobden<8>
    • Goreville [Johnson County]
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      • Goreville [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Alto Pass
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,068 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goreville<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 Alto Pass. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alto Pass.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alto Pass.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alto Pass. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alto Pass.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About Union County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Union, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Alto Pass. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alto Pass.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alto Pass - 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 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).
<7>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 Pass) 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 Pass. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5737, Longitude: -89.3191       In this case, the coordinates for Alto Pass 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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