Population: 5,140

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 66%
Single 34%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Alton has a very low population density. Alton is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

81 Alton
27,441 New York

City Info

Alton, NH is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Alton has a population density of 81, with 5,140 current residents.

Out of the 5,140 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 66% of the residents are married and 34% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 55% Sun
  • 44% Rain
  • 71% Snow


46°F average temperature

  • 28 years Median home age
  • $161,370 Median home price
  • -19.2% Home appreciation rate
  • 21.53% Annual property tax
  • 42.2%
    Homes owned
  • 10%
    Homes rented
  • 47.8%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Alton, the air quality is 93% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 44% rainy, and 71% snowy. The average temperature is 46°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Alton, you should know that 42.2% of homes are owned while 10% of homes are rented, and 47.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $161,370, the median age of homes is 28 years, the annual home appreciation is -19.20% and the annual property tax is 21.53%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Alton, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Alton’s crime rate is 2 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Alton is 43 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 40.99% Democratic, 57.74% Republican, and 1.27% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:13


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 88%
    High school diploma
  • 13%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 16%
    Bachelors degree
  • 5%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Alton, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 5.40% of residents are unemployed in Alton (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Alton residents: 14.4% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 18.66% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.5% are in the customer service field, 24.2% are in the sales field, 0.46% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 13.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 11.5% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 87.95%, 13.14% of residents have an associate’s degree, 16.11% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.24% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Alton, you should be aware that the average commute time is 34 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Alton have a few different options. 80% of commuters use their own cars, 15% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.

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