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Welcome to Alton ...
Alton is located in Belknap County<1>.
When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Alton has a population of 5,337 people<3> (see below for details).
Alton is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Alton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Alton: (603)
The ZIP code for Alton: 03809<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alton had an population of 5,337 people. This is an increase of 1.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.55% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Alton had a population of 5,250 people (or 8.74% of the total population of Belknap County). This makes Alton the county's 5th most populous community.
The population of Alton represents 0.4% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 5,250 people, the population of Alton increased 16.61% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,502 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Alton.
Communities Also Named Alton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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), Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, 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.
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.
Adding Alton to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Alton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Alton was the List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9> From that list, the Alton post office opened in 1818.
We also found Alton in the U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Belknap County: www.belknapcounty.org/
The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 May 2023