Alston, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alston, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Town of Alston had a population of 156 as of July 1, 2017. Alston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alston is located at latitude 32.0866 and longitude -82.4802 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alston (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 230 feet.

The Town of Alston (GNIS ID: 2405142) 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 Alston is located within Uvalda Division of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Alston, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 156
Daytime Population: Workers 87
Daytime Population: Residents 89
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 176
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 156
Population in Familes 134
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $33,340
Average Household Income $46,470
Per Capita Income $18,946


Total Housing Units 76 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $70,833
Average Home Value $92,347


Total Households 65
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.26% -0.13%
Households -0.21% 0.0%
Families -1.12% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Alston, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alston 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 # 584 7th
Population Density # 610 3rd
Diversity Index # 446 29th
Median Household Income # 459 27th
Per Capita Income # 405 35th

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