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Living In Alton, TX
Alton, Texas is a town with approximately 16,000 residents. Families with young children are typical, as kids under 5 make up an above-average 10% of the population, though young adults are well-represented as well. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 31, are decidedly younger than most cities in Texas. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 68% of residents own their homes. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $666/month, which is $362 a month less than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 23 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Alton residents have found that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (32%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation isn't used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Among residents over the age of 25 in Alton, 6% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Alton: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries account for 14% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 5% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Alton workers earn an average annual income of about $45K, less than the average Texas resident. Alton's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).