Alton Madison County, Illinois

Alton: City in Madison County, Illinois, United States

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Location of Alton on Illinois map.

About

Alton is a city located in the county of Madison in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 27,865 and a population density of 643 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 26,208 inhabitants.

The city was created 203 years ago in 1817.

Geography

Alton is located at 38°53'26"N 90°11'3"W (38.8906000, -90.1842800).

Aerial view of Alton Illinois during June 2008 flood image
Aerial view of Alton Illinois during June 2008 flood
Aerial view of Alton Illinois during June 2008 flood image

Alton map

Alton Quick Facts

Population : 26,208 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Madison County
Postal code : 62002
Phone Area Codes : 618
Area : 43.35 km2
Official name : Alton
Altitude : 492 feet / 150 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1818 (203 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 07:22:56 (2nd August 2021)
Density : 605 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -6.32% (2010-2019)

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Alton decreased by 6.32% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 27,865 - census
2011 27,702 -0.59% estimation process
2012 27,505 -0.72% estimation process
2013 27,380 -0.46% estimation process
2014 27,194 -0.68% estimation process
2015 27,001 -0.71% estimation process
2016 26,865 -0.51% estimation process
2017 26,707 -0.59% estimation process
2018 26,467 -0.91% estimation process
2019 26,208 -0.99% estimation process

Alton zip code is 62002. County name: Madison, County fips: 17119

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People born in Alton (75)

People born in Alton, including jazz musician Miles Davis, who was the tallest recorded person in history Robert Wadlow, economist Christina Romer, you can see a list of people who born in Alton.

Schools

College & universities near Alton

Code Name City ZIP
446084 CALC Institute of Technology Alton (IL) 62002
146603 Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey (IL) 62035
148016 Principia College Elsah (IL) 62028-9799
179256 Saint Louis Christian College Florissant (MO) 63033

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Alton

Code Name Address Type
ALN Alton 3400 College Ave. RAIL
STL Gateway Transportation Center 551 South 16th St. RAIL
KWD Kirkwood 110 West Argonne Dr. RAIL
CRV Carlinville 128 Alton Rd. RAIL
WAH Washington 301 West Front St. RAIL

Other places with the same name (8)

Other cities in Madison County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Madison County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Troy 47,768 City in Madison County, Illinois, United States
Edwardsville 38,316 City in Madison County, Illinois, United States
Collinsville 35,603 City in Illinois
Wood River 30,180 City in Illinois, United States
Upper Alton 29,251 City in Madison County, Illinois, United States of America
Granite City 25,643 Township in Madison County, Illinois
Godfrey 17,400 Village in Madison County, Illinois, United States
Glen Carbon 12,850 Village in Illinois, United States
Nameoki 12,271 Township in Madison County, Illinois
Highland 9,834 City in Madison County, Illinois, United States
Bethalto 9,210 Village in Illinois
Maryville 7,952 City in Illinois, United States of America
Newport 6,667 Neighborhood in Madison, Illinois, USA
East Alton 5,954 City in Illinois, United States of America
Pontoon Beach 5,641 Town
Rosewood Heights 4,038 Census designated place

Distance to Other Cities

Alton distances to largest Illinois cities

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