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  1. Public Schools
    B
  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 5,267. 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 coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Alton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Alton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$272,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$902
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    112.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    56
    500.1
  • Theft
    859.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Alton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,861
National
$55,322
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Alton 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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Good for someone who doesn't like population. Very dead and extremely small and tight community. Everything is closed until summer.
It has a Small town feel and friendly people. There are lots of opportunities for outside activities. Lots of hiking trails and water activities. It is not far from the ocean and the mountains.