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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Alton is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 5,298. Alton is in Belknap County. Living in Alton offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Alton there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Alton and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$262,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$902
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    56.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    37.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    93.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    149.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    449.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Alton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,378
National
$55,322
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Alton Reviews

27 reviews
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Fantastic town to live in and raise a family. Small town yet very busy between late Spring and Mid Fall. To live here you must love small town, tight community feel, Lakes and Mountains. Basically outdoor activities. Close to at least 5 big towns and cities, between 20-45 minute drive. Town is working on improving family activity areas. It has 2 beaches at the Bay with two boat launches, one land band stand and one water band stand. Wonderful community participation on Halloween and so much more. In the winter the Bay is Ice runway for little planes to land on and the town has Winter festival on frozen lake. I can go on and on about how wonderful the town is and it's not done with it's improvements. So glad we've moved here a little over a year ago.
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I like that stores are within walking distance from where I live in Alton. During summer Alton Bay is a beautiful place to visit, people gather at the beach, eat ice cream and soak up the sun. However the school systems are a lot smaller in this town, high school students will have to go to the next town over and owning a house in Alton can be very costly.
Very conservative and republican, which does not jive with my viewpoints or the way I am. Some of the people are really great though.