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Welcome to Alto Pass ...

The village of Alto Pass is located in Union County.

The location of Alto Pass has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Alto Pass: AL-toh-PASS<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alto Pass has a population of 376 people<3> (see below for details).

Alto Pass is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alto Pass is within the boundaries of the (618) area code.

The ZIP code for Alto Pass: 62905<5>

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 (with a count of 388 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alto Pass had an population of 376 people. This is a decrease of 3.84% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.09% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alto Pass ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alto Pass and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Anna   [Map]   4,187   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cambria   [Map]   1,280   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Carbondale   [Map]   25,899   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Carterville   [Map]   5,827   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Cobden   [Map]   1,101   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Crainville   [Map]   1,411   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alto Pass. If available, we provide a satellite 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 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.

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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>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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<2>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.

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<3>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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<4>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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<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 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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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alto Pass have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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