Demographics

Completed in 2012-2013

  • Golden Chick Franchise (First food franchise in Alton)
  • First Subway Franchise in Alton
  • First McDonald’s in Alton
  • Dominos Pizza
  • Ashley 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

  • 2014  Tax rate  $0.4591 (taxes have been lowered for the past seven years in a row)
  • 2014  Property Values were $319,952,670
  • 2014  Market Availability 127,032 people within a 5 mile radius
  • 2013  521 building permits issued
  • 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

  • Population = 4,384 (based on 2000 census data)
  • Population =12,341 (based on 2010 census data)
  • Population = 14,490 (based on number of households/permits issued as of July 2012)
  • Currently Sharyland Water Supply Corporation calculates 3000 water connections
  • 98% Hispanic population
  • 2.4% of population holds a Bachelors degree or higher
  • 81.5% own their housing unit compared to 66% nationally
  • 18.5% rent their housing unit compared to 34% nationally
  • 34% of the population is foreign born
  • 93% speak a language other than English
  • Median family income $23,563.00
  • 55% of the population is between 18 and 64 yrs old
  • 38% of the population is under the age of 18

 

Retail Market Profile

Retail Trade Area Demo

Retail Trade Area Gap Analysis

Community Profile 2014