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Alton, Indiana
Location of Alton in Crawford County, Indiana.
Location of Alton in Crawford County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Crawford
Township Boone
Area
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.51 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
427 ft (130 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 29
 • Density 168.60/sq mi (65.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47137
Area code 812
FIPS code 18-01270
GNIS ID 450627

Alton is a town in Boone Township, Crawford County, Indiana, United States. The population was 55 at the 2010 census.

History

Alton was founded in 1838.

Alton was called Nebraska in its early years. The Nebraska post office opened in 1847, and was renamed Alton in 1860. The post office in Alton was finally discontinued in 1965.

Geography

Alton is located at 38°7′22″N 86°25′12″W / 38.12278°N 86.42000°W / 38.12278; -86.42000 (38.122715, -86.419920).

According to the 2010 census, Alton has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), of which 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) (or 89.47%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) (or 10.53%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 137
1880 259 89.1%
1890 277 6.9%
1900 238 −14.1%
1910 161 −32.4%
1920 128 −20.5%
1930 109 −14.8%
1940 78 −28.4%
1950 71 −9.0%
1960 57 −19.7%
1970 56 −1.8%
1980 64 14.3%
1990 57 −10.9%
2000 53 −7.0%
2010 55 3.8%
2020 29 −47.3%
US Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 55 people, 25 households, and 19 families residing in the town. The population density was 323.5 inhabitants per square mile (124.9/km2). There were 55 housing units at an average density of 323.5 per square mile (124.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.4% White and 3.6% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 25 households, of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.37.

The median age in the town was 53.2 years. 10.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 11% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.6% were from 25 to 44; 40% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 56.4% male and 43.6% female.

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