Alton, IL
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Alton, Illinois Info Snack

Population
26,490
Unemployment
7.9%
Poverty
25.5%
Median Home
$80,400
Median Income
$43,291
Median Rent
$796

Alton SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
8

Alton, IL Cost Of Living

83
Alton's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Alton Illinois National Average
Overall 83 98 100
Services 95 95 100
Groceries 100 97 100
Health 91 99 100
Housing 54 96 100
Transportation 92 105 100
Utilities 98 94 100

Alton, IL Photos

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Railroad Station
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Rankings for Alton in Illinois

Map Of Alton, IL

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Population over time in Alton

Year Population % Change
2020 26,490 -1.5%
2019 26,884 -0.6%
2018 27,037 -0.5%
2017 27,175 -0.6%
2016 27,335 -0.7%
2015 27,517 -0.4%
2014 27,635 -0.8%
2013 27,868 -1.0%
2012 28,159 -0.8%
2011 28,380 -

Race / Ethnicity in Alton

White
68.6% (18,185)
African American
24.3% (6,444)
American Indian
0.0% (4)
Asian
0.4% (115)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (64)
Two Or More
4.5% (1,187)
Hispanic
1.9% (491)
Race Alton IL USA
White 68.6% 60.8% 60.1%
African American 24.3% 13.9% 12.2%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.6%
Asian 0.4% 5.5% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 4.5% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 1.9% 17.2% 18.2%

Gender in Alton

Female
52.1% (13,801)
Male
47.9% (12,689)
Gender Alton IL USA
Female 52.1% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 47.9% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Alton for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (794)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (2,119)
High School / GED
29.0% (7,682)
Some College
29.0% (7,682)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (2,913)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (3,178)
Master's Degree
6.0% (1,589)
Professional Degree
1.0% (264)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (264)
Education Alton IL USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 29.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Alton, Illinois

Less than $10,000
8.4% (223,147)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.2% (190,634)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.7% (363,024)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.2% (349,691)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.3% (379,631)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.7% (470,153)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.2% (244,900)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.6% (280,454)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.0% (106,427)
$200,000 or more
1.5% (40,933)
Income Alton IL USA
Less than $10,000 8.4% 6.1% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.2% 3.7% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.7% 8.1% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.2% 8.1% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.3% 11.2% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.7% 16.7% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.2% 12.9% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.6% 16.6% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.0% 7.8% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.5% 8.8% 8.3%

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