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Welcome to Alton ...
Alton is located in Penobscot County.
The location of Alton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
The pronunciation of Alton: AWL-tun<2>
When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Alton has a population of 862 people<4> (see below for details).
Alton is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Alton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Alton: (207)
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Alton had a population of 890 people. This makes Alton the county's 41st most populous community.
The population of Alton represents 0.07% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 302nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 890 people, the population of Alton increased 9.07% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 816 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alton had an population of 862 people. This is a decrease of 3.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.64% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Alton.
Communities near Alton ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alton and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), 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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019