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Alto is a town in Cherokee County, in the Jacksonville metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "high," because of its location on a high point between the Angelina and Neches rivers
The latitude of Alto is 31.650N. The longitude is -95.072W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 436 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,125.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alto demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cherokee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75925 ZIP code.
9% of Alto residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alto ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alto was $11,648, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Alto residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alto, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $151. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $550.
Cherokee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alto political report.
The average commute time for Alto workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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