3 reviews
  1. Town in Iowa
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$525
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,917
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%

    Alton Reviews

    3 reviews
    Employment is pretty hard to get when you're an adult here. There are a handful of jobs, but not ones that are actually enjoyable.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 17 2015
    • Community
    Local businesses are extremely friendly and welcoming to anyone who comes in.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 17 2015
    • Things To Do
    We don't have a ton of options for food and nightlife here.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 17 2015
    • Things To Do