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The Town of Alto had a population of 1,201 as of July 1, 2016. Alto ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alto is located at latitude 34.465 and longitude -83.5726 in Banks County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alto (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Banks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Alto are located in Banks County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Habersham County.

The Town of Alto (GNIS ID: 2405145) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Alto is located within Baldwin Division of Banks County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alto population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alto: Long View, Longview Station, Lulah, Lulah City, Roul.

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Alto, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,201
Population in Households 1,186
Population in Familes 1,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 1,086
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 280
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 256 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $114,732
Average Home Value $147,957


Median Household Income $37,155
Average Household Income $54,837
Per Capita Income $19,286
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.31%
Households 0.31% 0.28%
Families -0.61% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Alto, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alto to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 342 46th
Population Density1 # 135 79th
Diversity Index2 # 109 83rd
Median Household Income # 327 48th
Per Capita Income # 325 48th

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