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The Town of Alto had a population of 1,197 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 1,197
Daytime Population: Workers 67
Daytime Population: Residents 571
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 638
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 1,181
Population in Familes 1,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 1,083
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $39,300
Average Household Income $59,088
Per Capita Income $20,701


Total Housing Units 417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $118,561
Average Home Value $149,804


Total Households 359
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 278
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.38%
Households 0.19% 0.33%
Families -0.63% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

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, 2017 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 # 344 45th
Population Density # 139 78th
Diversity Index # 103 84th
Median Household Income # 311 50th
Per Capita Income # 303 52nd

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