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Alto, Georgia
Alto City Hall
Alto City Hall
Location in Banks County and the state of Georgia
Location in Banks County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
Counties Habersham, Banks
Area
 • Total 1.13 sq mi (2.94 km2)
 • Land 1.13 sq mi (2.94 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,398 ft (426 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,172
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,198
 • Density 1,056.44/sq mi (407.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
30510, 30596
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-01948
GNIS feature ID 0354298

Alto is a town in Banks and Habersham counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 1,172, up from 876 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Alto is located at 34°28′0″N 83°34′26″W / 34.46667°N 83.57389°W / 34.46667; -83.57389 (34.466531, -83.573820).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 74
1910 109 47.3%
1920 168 54.1%
1930 219 30.4%
1940 217 −0.9%
1950 302 39.2%
1960 275 −8.9%
1970 372 35.3%
1980 618 66.1%
1990 651 5.3%
2000 876 34.6%
2010 1,172 33.8%
2019 (est.) 1,198 2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 876 people, 304 households, and 227 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,061.2 people per square mile (407.5/km2). There were 325 housing units at an average density of 393.7 per square mile (151.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 79.22% White, 3.08% African American, 0.34% Native American, 5.94% Asian, 9.02% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.09% of the population.

There were 304 households, out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 29.3% under the age of 18, 12.8% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,750, and the median income for a family was $36,094. Males had a median income of $23,393 versus $18,571 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,434. Below the poverty line were 15.6% of people, 11.2% of families, 12.2% of those under 18 and 15.6% of those over 64.

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