Demographics

Completed in 2012-2013

  • Golden Chick Franchise (First food franchise in Alton)
  • First Subway Franchise in Alton
  • First McDonald’s in Alton
  • Ashely Plaza Completed
  • New Jr’s Supermarket
  • New Los Fuentes Plaza

Coming in 2013-2014

  • Completion of a new 9,000 sft Fire Department Building
  • Completion of a 9.6 million dollar sewer project to connect 560 new households

General

  • City established in April 1, 1978
  • Type of Government – Home Rule City (charter approved May 13, 2006)
    • Mayor and four member board of commissioners
  • City Area – 4449 acres
  • City ETJ – 6340 acres
  • City Parks – 61 acres
  • Highway Access – State HWY 107, State HWY 281, and State HWY 83
  • City Budget for 2013-2014 is $3,000,000
  • Water Supplier – Sharyland Water Supply Corporation (SWSC)
  • Public sanitary sewer system owned by the City of Alton
    • Effluent treated by the City of McAllen Public Utilities Board (MPUB)

Economic Development

  • 2013 – Tax rate – $0.4624 (taxes have been lowered for the past six years in a row)
  • 2013 – Property Values were $309,501,119
  • 2013 – Market Availability 127,032 people within a 5 mile radius
  • 2013 – 521 building permits issued
  • 2012 – Sales tax revenue was $596,736 (Fiscal year)
  • 2013 – Sales tax revenue was $643,595
  • 2013 – Average of 2959 sanitary sewer connections
  • Alton Industrial Park (17.2 acres)
    • *Lot 5 in Industrial Park Sold (Oil equipment distribution company)

Demographics

Alton 5-Mile Radial Demographics

Alton Demographic Profile

Alton Retail Trade Area Demographics