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Alto is a town in Habersham County, in the Cornelia metro area. (The community straddles Habersham and Banks counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community name derives from Italian term for "high," for its elevation
The latitude of Alto is 34.467N. The longitude is -83.573W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,398 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 893.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alto demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Habersham 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 30510 ZIP code.
4% of Alto residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $11,434, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% 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 $360. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $785.
Habersham 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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