Alton, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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Alton, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Alton had a population of 54 as of July 1, 2018. Alton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alton is located at latitude 38.1201 and longitude -86.4186 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 430 feet.

The Town of Alton (GNIS ID: 2397425) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Alton is located within Township of Boone, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford County.

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Alton, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 54
Population in Households 54
Population in Familes 45
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 314
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $44,271
Average Household Income $61,895
Per Capita Income $25,962


Total Housing Units 55 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (34.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (54.5%)
Median Home Value $104,167
Average Home Value $155,263


Total Households 25
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 17
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.22% 0.0%
Households 0.0% -0.81%
Families -1.34% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Alton, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alton to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 676 1st
Population Density # 617 9th
Diversity Index # 659 4th
Median Household Income # 510 25th
Per Capita Income # 276 60th

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