Alton, Missouri

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Alton is the county seat[3] of Oregon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 668 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Alton is located at 36°41′38″N 91°23′57″W / 36.69389°N 91.39917°W / 36.69389; -91.39917 (36.693920, -91.399076)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 668 people, 321 households, and 188 families residing in the city. The population density was 797.2 people per square mile (307.0/km²). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 434.4/sq mi (167.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.01% White, 0.30% African American, 1.95% Native American, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 321 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,667, and the median income for a family was $21,667. Males had a median income of $21,184 versus $13,929 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,071. About 18.0% of families and 27.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 33.6% of those age 65 or over.

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