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Welcome to Alton ...
The city of Alton is located in Hidalgo County.
The location of Alton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Alton has a population of 17,278 people<3> (see below for details).
Alton is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Alton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Alton is located in the (956) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Alton had a population of 12,341 people. This makes Alton the county's 10th most populous community.
The population of Alton represents 0.05% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 187th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 12,341 people, the population of Alton increased 181.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,384 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alton had an population of 17,278 people. This is an increase of 40% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 294.11% 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 and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.
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 two Texas communities named Alton: This one is located in Hidalgo County and the other is located in Denton County.
Beyond Texas, 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 Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Hidalgo County: www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019