Alton SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8

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Alton, Illinois Info Snack

Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15 miles (24 km) north of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 27,865 at the 2010 census. It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. It is famous for its limestone bluffs along the river north of the city, for its role preceding and during the American Civil War, and as the hometown of jazz musician Miles Davis and Robert Wadlow, the tallest known person in history. It was the site of the last Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debate in October 1858. The former state penitentiary here was used during the war to hold up to 12,000 Confederate prisoners of war.
Population
27,037
Unemployment
13.2%
Poverty
28.1%
Median Home
$80,400
Median Income
$37,495
Median Rent
$758

Rankings for Alton in Illinois

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Map Of Alton, IL

Population over time in Alton

Year Population % Change
2017 27,037 -0.5%
2016 27,175 -0.6%
2015 27,335 -0.7%
2014 27,517 -0.4%
2013 27,635 -0.8%
2012 27,868 -1.0%
2011 28,159 -0.8%
2010 28,380 -

Crime in Alton Per 100k

Crime Alton IL USA
Violent Crime 633.1 438.8 382.9
Murder 3.7 7.8 5.3
Robbery 127.4 137.2 98.0
Aggravated Assault 419.6 250.4 248.9
Property Crime 3986.1 2011.4 2362.0
Burglary 801.7 339.5 430.4
Larceny 2937.1 1508.8 1694.0
Car Theft 247.3 163.1 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Alton

White
67.3% (18,199)
African American
26.1% (7,063)
American Indian
0.1% (22)
Asian
0.5% (136)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
3.9% (1,067)
Hispanic
2.0% (550)
Race Alton IL USA
White 67.3% 61.9% 61.5%
African American 26.1% 14.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.5% 5.2% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.9% 1.8% 2.3%
Hispanic 2.0% 16.8% 17.6%

Household Income For Alton, Illinois

Less than $10,000
11.0% (297,407)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.5% (256,851)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.2% (383,925)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.3% (305,518)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.2% (465,036)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.0% (459,629)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.4% (227,110)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.3% (224,407)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.1% (56,777)
$200,000 or more
1.1% (29,740)
Income Alton IL USA
Less than $10,000 11.0% 6.9% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.5% 4.2% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.2% 9.3% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.3% 8.8% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.2% 12.3% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.0% 17.4% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.4% 12.7% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.3% 15.0% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.1% 6.5% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 1.1% 6.9% 6.3%

Gender in Alton

Female
52.8% (14,277)
Male
47.2% (12,759)
Gender Alton IL USA
Female 52.8% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 47.2% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Alton for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.1% (831)
9-12th Grade
7.4% (2,009)
High School / GED
33.4% (9,037)
Some College
27.7% (7,497)
Associate's Degree
9.8% (2,656)
Bachelor's Degree
11.8% (3,198)
Master's Degree
4.8% (1,292)
Professional Degree
1.3% (339)
Doctorate Degree
0.6% (173)
Education Alton IL USA
< 9th Grade 3.1% 5.2% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 7.4% 6.3% 7.2%
High School / GED 33.4% 26.3% 27.3%
Some College 27.7% 20.9% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 9.8% 7.9% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 11.8% 20.5% 19.1%
Master's Degree 4.8% 9.5% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.3% 2.2% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.6% 1.3% 1.4%

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