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Alton is a city in Hidalgo County, in the McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr metro area.
The latitude of Alton is 26.286N. The longitude is -98.313W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 161 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,339.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alton was $6,230, compared with $21,587 nationally.
2% 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 $207. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $665.
Hidalgo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alton political report.
The average commute time for Alton workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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