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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$65,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$693
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Alton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    352
    1
  • Theft
    1,107
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    138
    0

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,726
National
$53,889
Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    45%
    13%
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Alton Reviews

36 reviews
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The town is progressing fast and areas around it too! They are expanding facilities and public grounds for all the public. Many Local things are added every month from grocery stores or shopping centers. The police force is the nicest one I've ever met, they help you with any questions and things.
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Living at Alton, Texas I think it's a good place for people that want to live far away of the noise of the city and wants to make a farm or for retired people that wants to be alone and enjoy themselves . It is a quiet place and it gets very dark in the night, and for me I don't think that is a place for kids or younger people like me, I live in a apartment that is next to a family dollar and a gasoline station, and the rest it's just road. I live with my brother, my aunt and his son, next to us there's a family and they are good people, and my cousing play with the neighbors and I really like them because they are so funny. If I could do it all over again my last choice will be here, to be honest I would much rather live where there's more than six apartments, and also I would love to live in a place that's not far far away from my family or friends,to get to another place you have to go ahead of time, because it's literally far away from places. I would love to live on Italy, Guadalajara, Spain or a store! I don't like being that far away. I am praying and hoping that the area that I live grow more and have more places down here, i would to have a Mall over here or a movie theater or even a park! I wish having those things here in Alton, Texas!
I grew up there my whole life. It's strung along great memories and great bonds were created with other individuals. It's a great town, always enjoyed the scenery and the townsman. It's a nice place to take the family and vacation. If you're looking for the friendly connection.