Alton, NH Profile: Facts & Data


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Alton, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Alton Census Designated Place had a population of 547 as of July 1, 2018. Alton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Hampshire. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alton is located at latitude 43.4564 and longitude -71.2223 in Belknap County. The formal boundaries for the Alton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Belknap County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 541 feet.

The Alton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629709) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Alton Census Designated Place is located within Town of Alton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Belknap County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alton: New Durham Gore.

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Alton, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 547
Population in Households 547
Population in Familes 450
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,190
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $64,759
Average Household Income $86,199
Per Capita Income $35,430


Total Housing Units 284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 200 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $273,864
Average Home Value $357,375


Total Households 246
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 172
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.07% 0.97%
Households 0.98% 0.88%
Families 3.94% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Alton, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alton to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 81 18th
Population Density # 24 76th
Diversity Index # 91 9th
Median Household Income # 30 70th
Per Capita Income # 29 71st

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