Alto, Texas Population 2024

1,062

Alto is a city located in Cherokee County Texas. Alto has a 2024 population of 1,062. Alto is currently growing at a rate of 0.76% annually and its population has increased by 3.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,028 in 2020.

The average household income in Alto is $56,152 with a poverty rate of 32.99%. The median age in Alto is 29.9 years: 29.2 years for males, and 31.3 years for females.

Alto Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alto was:

  • White: 56.68%
  • Black or African American: 26.25%
  • Two or more races: 10.45%
  • Other race: 4.72%
  • Native American: 1.91%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
1.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
622.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.31% (34)
The current population of Alto, Texas is 1,062 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,028.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White62456.68%
Black or African American28926.25%
Two or more races11510.45%
Other race524.72%
Native American211.91%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Alto Population by Race

Alto Population Pyramid 2024

Alto Median Age

29.9

Total

29.2

Male

31.3

Female

Alto Adults

There are 761 adults, (209 of whom are seniors) in Alto.

Alto Age Dependency

99.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Alto Sex Ratio

Female52948.05%
Male57251.95%

Alto Population by Age

Alto Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4982.1339.660.4
Non Family23003070
Married1273.3457.542.5
Female903.4926.773.3
Male511.8660.839.2

2.97

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

39.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alto Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade9112.82%
Associates Degree8912.54%
Bachelors Degree446.2%
Graduate Degree131.83%
High School Graduate21229.86%
Less Than 9th Grade507.04%
Some College21129.72%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Alto Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alto Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White34928953
Hispanic1911130
Black1471440
2+ Races43234
Other Race31310
Native American21100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.19%.

Alto Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$93,382$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$53,952$54,677$0
Less Than 9th Grade$32,143$36,000$0
Overall$46,339$61,905$27,639
Some College$0$79,625$28,009

$46,339

Average Earnings

$61,905

Average Male

$27,639

Average Female

Alto Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alto Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alto Language

78.1% of Alto residents speak only English, while 21.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.9% of the population.

Alto Language

Alto Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black27014252.59%
Hispanic3349026.95%
White4038521.09%
Multiple1157161.74%
Other523975%
Native1111100%

32.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.59%

Male Poverty Rate

36.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alto

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alto is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alto is White, with 21.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.69%.

Alto Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College30.88%
Less Than 9th Grade24.82%
High School16.83%
Bachelors or Greater7.02%

Alto Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed55.88%
Female Employed18.44%
Male Employed11.43%

Alto Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alto Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$75,833$74,250
Households$37,955$56,152
Married Families$93,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,143$28,198

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alto Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.1%

Male Marriage Rate

32.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Alto Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Alto Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Alto Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alto Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

36

Number of Veterans

36

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam15
Korea7
Second Gulf War1
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Alto Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7415
55 to 6414
75+7
18 to 340
35 to 540

Alto Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White357.25%
Black10.6%

Alto Veterans by Race

Alto Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

41.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alto Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Alto Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alto Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alto Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.56%

Born in Alto

90.19%

Native Born

9.81%

Foreign Born

9.26%

Non Citizen

0.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.19% of Alto residents were born in the United States, with 80.56% having been born in Texas. 9.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Alto Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,10690.82%
20281,09790.83%
20271,08880.74%
20261,08090.84%
20251,07190.85%
20241,06280.76%
20231,054121.15%
20221,04240.39%
20211,038100.97%
20201,028-205-16.63%
20191,23310.08%
20181,23250.41%
20171,22720.16%
20161,22570.57%
20151,21890.74%
20141,209-4-0.33%
20131,213-6-0.49%
20121,219-6-0.49%
20111,225-2-0.16%
20101,22700%

Alto Population by Year