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Alto, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Town of Alto had a population of 1,193 as of July 1, 2018. 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 34.4673 and longitude -83.5738 in Banks County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alto 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 Cornelia Division of Banks County.

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, 2018)


Total Population 1,193
Population in Households 1,177
Population in Familes 1,033
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 1,079
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $41,147
Average Household Income $60,543
Per Capita Income $21,252


Total Housing Units 415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $120,703
Average Home Value $158,774


Total Households 356
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 275
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.22% 0.33%
Households 0.07% 0.28%
Families -0.68% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

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, 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 # 343 45th
Population Density # 146 77th
Diversity Index # 104 84th
Median Household Income # 309 51st
Per Capita Income # 318 49th

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