B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$912
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    94
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    151
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    301
    525
  • Theft
    848
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,823
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

    Alton Reviews

    21 reviews
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    I really love living in the Lakes Region, ever since Nadia's there is no decent Italian Restaurants in the area.
    Review Alton
    Very great community with many residences who are very involved in the community. The people are extremely nice and the high school is great. However the elementary school is having issues. It is small but a great place to grow up.
    I live in a very rural neighborhood and only problem with crime and it's not even a crime. Once of my neighbors shoots his gun after he has had a few too many and I am afraid he might shoot a dog and not what ever kind of animal he is shooting at. This is always after dark and hopefully nobody is walking in the woods.