Alton is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. It is part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area, and has a total area of 2.1 square miles, all of which is land.
Retail, construction and agriculture are the major commercial activities here. The closest hospital is Mission Regional Medical Center Jacksonville, located about 5 miles away, in Mission. The cost of living here 26.40% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 21 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 56.