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Alto is a township in Lee County, in the Dixon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Alto. For links to other places called Alto, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Alto is 41.840N. The longitude is -88.997W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 830 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 577.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alto demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60530 ZIP code.
27% of Alto residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alto ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alto was $19,039, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Alto residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alto, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $395. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,000.
Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alto political report.
The average commute time for Alto workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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