Alton Madison County, Illinois

Alton: City in Madison County, Illinois, United States

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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 26,049 inhabitants.

The city was created 204 years ago in 1817.

Alton Quick Facts

Population : 26,049 (2020)
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 (204 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 14:04:59 (19th May 2022)
Density : 601 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.97% (2010-2020)
Alton locator map
Location of Alton on Illinois map.
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

Geography

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

Alton map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Alton decreased by 6.97% in 10 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
2020 26,049 -0.61% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 16,838
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 16,411
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 2.6%
April 1, 2020 Population : 17,045
April 1, 2010 Population : 16,350
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.8%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.5%
People over 65 (%) : 12.1%
Female persons, % : 52.5%
White only, percent : 59.3%
Black or African American alone, percent : 32.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 2.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 12.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 52.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 647
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 8.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 38.1%

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

ALN, Alton (Illinois), Olton, altana, altwn, altwn aylynwy, eltana, Олтон, آلتون، ایلینوی, آلٹن، الینوائے, ألتون, आल्टन, एल्टन

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 38.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $119,200
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,147
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $344
2015-2019 median gross rent : $716
2015-2019 Households : 5,906
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.48
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 70.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 59.8%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 79.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 10.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 22.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 55.7%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 84,418
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 523,734
2012 total retail sales per capita : $31,414
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.1
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $38,316
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $19,775
Percentage of people living in poverty : 35.0%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,842
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 920
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 757
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 636
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,064
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 140
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,547
2010 population per square mile : 1,309.1
2010 land area in square miles : 12.49

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, .

List

  • James Earl Ray (American assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.) he was born in 10/03/1928
  • William Sears (American activist) he was born in 09/12/1939
  • Mary Beth Hughes (actress (1919-1995)) she was born in 13/11/1919
  • Salim Nourallah (American musician) he was born in 03/05/1967
  • Walter Short (United States general) he was born in 30/03/1880
  • Cyrus Leroy Baldridge (American author, artist (1889-1977)) he was born in 27/05/1889
  • Edward Weisenburger (Bishop of Tucson) he was born in 23/12/1960
  • Jack Pettis (American musician) he was born in 01/01/1891
  • Kash Killion (American musician) he was born in 01/01/2000
  • Martin Dooling (American soccer player (1886-1966)) he was born in 18/12/1886
  • Carlyle A. Luer (American botanist (1922-2019)) he was born in 23/08/1922
  • Thomas N. Scortia (American writer) he was born in 29/08/1926
  • Jon Jerde (American architect (1940-2015)) he was born in 22/01/1940
  • Richard Lee Metcalfe (American politician) he was born in 11/10/1861
  • Jesse White (American politician) he was born in 23/06/1934
  • Bonnie Bramlett (American singer and occasional actress) she was born in 08/11/1944
  • Ryan Eslinger he was born in 09/08/1981
  • Andrew Schlafly (American lawyer, founder of Conservapedia) he was born in 27/04/1961

Schools in Alton

College & universities near Alton, IL

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, IL

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

Post offices near Alton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Upper Alton Post Office Alton (IL) 62002

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  • Alton , Maine human settlement in Penobscot County, Maine, USA with a population of 858 people.
  • Alton , Missouri city in Missouri with a population of 823 people.
  • Alton , Utah town in Kane County, Utah, United States with a population of 119 people.
  • Alton , Kansas human settlement in Osborne County, Kansas, United States of America with a population of 92 people.
  • Alton , Indiana human settlement in Crawford County, Indiana, United States of America with a population of 54 people.

Other cities in Madison County

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

City Name Population Title
Upper Alton 29,251 City in Madison County, Illinois, United States of America
Granite City 25,662 Township in Madison County, Illinois
Edwardsville 25,189 City in Madison County, Illinois, United States
Collinsville 24,217 City in Illinois
Godfrey 17,393 Village in Madison County, Illinois, United States
Glen Carbon 12,887 Village in Illinois, United States
Nameoki 12,056 Township in Madison County, Illinois
Troy 10,399 City in Madison County, Illinois, United States
Highland 10,017 City in Madison County, Illinois, United States
Wood River 10,002 City in Illinois, United States
Bethalto 9,201 Village in Illinois
Maryville 7,959 City in Illinois, United States of America
Newport 6,630 Neighborhood in Madison, Illinois, USA
East Alton 5,922 City in Illinois, United States of America
Pontoon Beach 5,655 Town
Rosewood Heights 4,038 Census designated place

Distance to Other Cities

Alton distances to largest Illinois cities