Alton, Kansas

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Alton is a city in Osborne County, Kansas, United States. The population was 117 at the 2000 census. Alton was previously known as "Bull City".



Alton is located at 39°28′6″N 98°56′50″W / 39.46833°N 98.94722°W / 39.46833; -98.94722 (39.468196, -98.947360)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 117 people, 58 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 373.7 people per square mile (145.7/km²). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 252.3/sq mi (98.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.29% White, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 58 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $20,000 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,584. There were 7.4% of families and 17.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 9.1% of under eighteens and 8.0% of those over 64.

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