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Alton is a town in Penobscot County, in the Bangor metro area.
The community was named for Alton, England.
The latitude of Alton is 45.031N. The longitude is -68.729W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 180 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 816.
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4% of Alton residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alton was $14,204, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Alton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $405. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $738.
The average commute time for Alton workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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