Demographics

Completed in 2012-2014

  • 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

Completed in 2014-2015

  •  Completed the connections of approximately 500 new households to the expansion of the sewer system; a 9.6 million dollar project was completed last year utilizing proceeds from the 100% forgivable loan from Texas Water Development Board (Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund) to extend service to this area.
  • Completed the construction of the Fire Station. The funding was provided by USDA-RD on a Community Facilities grant/loan of $1,000,000.00, plus additional funding from the City.
  • Completed the infrastructure projects in the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone: sewer and street improvements for Jefferson and Lucia Streets, refurbished the Recreation Center and Sylvia Vela Park and a storm drainage project for the Old Town Site

Goals for FY 15-16 and beyond

  • City’s Infrastructure
  • Rehabilitate streets in the Old Town Site
  • Expand sewer system to Tierra Estates and Orange Drive
  • Formalize street light program
  • Adopt plan for the expansion of Main Street
  • Convert the city warehouse to a light commercial use

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 2015-2016 is $8.7Million
  • 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

  • 2015  Tax rate  $0.4540 (taxes have been lowered for the past eight 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
  • 2015 – Sales tax revenue was $759,715
  • 2014  Average of 3,500 utility accounts
  • Alton Industrial Park (17.2 acres)
    • *Lot 5 in Industrial Park Sold ( Resold to produce company)
    • *Lot 9A Sold (Stars Restaurant Corporation)

Demographics

  • Population = 4,384 (based on 2000 census data)
  • Population =12,341 (based on 2010 census data)
  • Population = 15,497 (based on current U.S. Census estimates – July 2014)
  • Currently Sharyland Water Supply Corporation calculates 3,500 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
  • 48% of the population is under the age of 25 years of age.  Almost half the population are Millennials. 

 

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