Alton, Texas Population 2021

19,509
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Alton is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 19,509, it is the 143rd largest city in Texas and the 1900th largest city in the United States . Alton is currently growing at a rate of 3.73% annually and its population has increased by 58.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,341 in 2010. Alton reached it's highest population of 19,509 in 2021. Spanning over 7 miles, Alton has a population density of 2,669 people per square mile.

The average household income in Alton is $47,060 with a poverty rate of 32.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $733 per month, and the median house value is $73,900. The median age in Alton is 27.9 years, 26.8 years for males, and 28.6 years for females.

Alton Demographics

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

  • White: 97.40%
  • Other race: 1.71%
  • Two or more races: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Black or African American: 0.19%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Alton, Texas is 19,509 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,403.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,341.

Alton, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,53597.40%
Some Other Race2911.71%
Two or More Races780.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native400.24%
Black or African American320.19%
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Alton Population by Race

Alton Population Pyramid $2021

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Alton Median Age

27.9


Total

26.8


Male

28.6


Female

Alton Adults

There are 10,975 adults, (1,619 of whom are seniors) in Alton.

Alton Age Dependency

81.4

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

64.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Alton Sex Ratio

Female

9,079

53.48%

Male

7,897

46.52%

Alton Population by Age

Alton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
Male72.6%27.4%
All69.8%30.2%
Non Family65.1%34.9%
Female51.8%48.2%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4693.869.8
Married2,1934.4281.5
Female1,3223.8851.8
Non Family6141.3565.1
Male3403.9472.6

4.04

Average Family Size

3.8

Average Household Size

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Alton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,75129.79%
9th to 12th Grade1,21613.17%
High School Graduate2,26424.51%
Some College1,50416.28%
Associates Degree5005.41%
Bachelors Degree7858.50%
Graduate Degree2162.34%
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Alton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic9,0165,049922
White22022079
Other Race1179334
Native American19
2+ Races189
Black14

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.91%.

Alton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,221$25,892$16,608
Less Than 9th Grade$14,596$20,670$11,508
High School Graduate$20,339$23,648$16,060
Some College$24,383$30,625$20,141
Bachelors Degree$43,118$$36,125
Graduate Degree$52,625$$52,446

$22,221

Average Earnings

$25,892

Average Male

$16,608

Average Female

Alton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alton Language by Age

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Alton Language

7.89% of Alton residents speak only English, while 92.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 92.11% of the population.

Alton Language

Alton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,3905,38532.86%
Other2916120.96%
White523214.02%
Native401230.00%

32.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.06%

Male Poverty Rate

34.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alton is Hispanic, with 32.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alton is White, with 4.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.25%.

Alton Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School37.10%
Less Than 9th Grade31.01%
Bachelors or Greater10.99%
Some College9.68%

Alton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed71.52%
Female Employed21.47%
Male Unemployed19.14%
Male Employed18.46%

Alton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,495$47,060
Families$36,972$48,009
Married Families$49,018-
Non Families$14,795$26,994
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Income by Household Type

Alton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Alton Married by Age and Sex

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Alton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Alton Marital Status by Race

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Alton Marital Status

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92

Number of Veterans

84

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War47
Vietnam38
World War II
Korea
Second Gulf War

Alton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5447
65 to 7438
75+7
55 to 64
18 to 34

Alton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic920.86%
White920.86%

Alton Veterans by Race

Alton Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alton Veterans by Education

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

13%

Unemployment Rate

Alton Employment by Age

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Alton Employment by Race

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Alton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.43%

Born in Alton

67.90%

Native Born

32.10%

Foreign Born

23.71%

Non Citizen

8.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.90% of Alton residents were born in the United States, with 60.43% having been born in Texas. 23.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Alton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,5097023.73%
202018,8077023.88%
201918,1057024.03%
201817,4033131.83%
201717,0903962.37%
201616,6941,1107.12%
201515,5842071.35%
201415,3774242.84%
201314,9531901.29%
201214,7634333.02%
201114,3303312.36%
201013,9999,61512.31%
20004,3841,3153.63%
19903,0693371.17%
19802,7320.00%

Alton Population by Year