Alton, Texas 

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Population

16,019

+32.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.6%

Best Places to Live in Alton, Texas

Mid-sized–border-city complex - Extreme south Texas along the Rio Grande and Mexican border, 80 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. November, March and February are the most pleasant months in Alton, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Economic growth
-Pleasant winters
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Low educational attainment
-Crime rates

Local Listings in Alton
 $180,000 
304 N Alvarado St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2147 SqFt
 $399,900 
200 S Linda Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 4 | 12238 SqFt
 $267,000 
3424 E Truman St
Bed 4 | Bath 5 | 2805 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area

The McAllen area is dominated by local agriculture, border-zone factories, and commerce related to the port of entry at Reynosa into Mexico. Like other border towns, the area has a dominant Hispanic heritage, high growth rate, and a low cost of living. McAllen is in the center of a broad, flat agricultural area known locally as “The Valley” dotted with vegetable and citrus growing interspersed with small towns and expanding suburbs. The more middle-class Edinburg, 5 miles north, is home to the University of Texas Pan American campus, the largest higher education facility in south Texas. Mission is an agricultural center west. McAllen, which has a reputation for being quieter than the border towns of Brownsville and Laredo, has a nice downtown area and is nicknamed “City of Palms.”


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QUICK FACTS

City: Alton
Zip Codes: 78573
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 104 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Alton is 6.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Alton jobs have increased by 2.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Alton's cost of living is 21.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Alton's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
November, March and February are the most pleasant months in Alton, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Hidalgo county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Alton's population is 16,019 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 32.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Alton is $90,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.1%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Alton public schools spend $10,740 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in Alton. More Education


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Housing Market in Alton

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NEW LISTINGS IN ALTON
$180,000
304 N Alvarado St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$399,900
200 S Linda Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$267,000
3424 E Truman St
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$620,000
2707 E Mile 3 Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 6

$185,000
817 Jay Dr S
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$380,000
602 N Glasscock St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$270,000
1408 Orquidea St
Bed 4 | Bath 4

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