Alton, VA 24520 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24520: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Alton, VA 24520

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Halifax County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.712, Longitude -78.848
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 37
  • PO Box Addresses: 36
  • Residential Addresses: 1,026
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,026

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Alton, VA 24520 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,465
Daytime Population: Workers 639
Daytime Population: Residents 1,478
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,117
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 2,463
Population in Familes 2,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 26
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $37,114
Average Household Income $52,611
Per Capita Income $21,721


Total Housing Units 1,251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 790 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $151,842
Average Home Value $176,456


Total Households 1,017
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 690
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.48% -0.52%
Households -0.36% -0.46%
Families -0.51% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Alton, VA 24520 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24520 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 473 46th
Population Density # 726 17th
Diversity Index # 290 67th
Median Household Income # 745 14th
Per Capita Income # 658 24th

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