Alto is located in east Texas. Alto is part of Cherokee County. Alto has 1.70 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Alto population is 1,323, which has grown 11.18% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 25.13% and is about the same as the national average rate of 11.61%. Alto median household income is $17,652 in 2010-2014 and has has shrunk by 9.19% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 31.68% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Alto median house value is $60,900 in 2010-2014 and has shrunk by -51.87% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 59.27% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Alto is better than the state average in quality. The Alto area code is 936.