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The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Alton is approximately 142 (2009), 119 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 49 (2000), 39 (2010).
The amount of land area in Alton is 0.975 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Alton is 0.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.008 sq kilometers.
The distance from Alton to Washington DC is 2014 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 236 miles. (as the crow flies)
Alton is positioned 37.43 degrees north of the equator and 112.48 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Alton elevation is 6,875 feet above sea level.
Alton per capita income is $ 9,269 (2009).
Alton median income is $ 42,322 (2009).
The Alton median home price is $ 174,999 (2009).
Alton average annual precipitation is 16.40 inches peryear.
Alton average annual snowfall is 83.3 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 31.0 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 60.2 degrees F.


in south-central Utah near Bryce Canyon National Park. Nearby communities include Glendale, Hatch, Orderville, Tropic, Cannonville, Panguitch, Brianhead and Henrieville.
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seasonal with all four seasons represented. Average snow depth during the winter is two feet.
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History & History Related Items

The Alton area was first settled in 1865 by Lorenzo W. Roundy. He called it Roundys Station. He had to abandon his little settlement when he began having trouble with the local Indians. Then it was known as Graham for Graham Duncan MacDonald who a bookkeeper for a nearby sawmill. The town itself was founded in 1907 when residents, including Jonathan Heaton, of Upper Kanab decided to begin a community here. The little town was surveyed and laid out in blocks with a center block set aside for the town square. The name was chosen by lot in 1912! People suggested names and those names were all put in a hat. One was drawn out and the town of Alton was named. The name is said to be from the Alton Fjord in Norway.

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The founding of Alton


The incorporation of Alton




The population of Alton was:
1900 - 106
1910 - 98
1920 - 169
1930 - 193
1940 - 239
1950 - 154
1960 - 116
1970 - 62
1980 - 75
1990 - 93
2000 - 134
2009 - 142

Median age:
2000 - 19.5 years

The Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 37
2000 - 49

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 30,833
2009 - $ 42,322

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 7,129
2009 - $ 9,269

Median house value:
2000 - $ 92,500
2009 - $ 174,999

Alton is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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