Alton SnackAbility

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/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
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
26,884
Unemployment
11.2%
Poverty
27.5%
Median Home
$80,400
Median Income
$38,581
Median Rent
$759

2 Reviews & Comments About Alton

Overall User Rating
2.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Alton is where i'm Originally from, and I completely disagree with what the last person who wrote the review stating they know for a Fact Alton being worse than Centralia and Mount Vernon Illinois combined,is wrong. I was born in WoodRover, Il., but raised my entire life in Alton. But I now live Centralia (and I still

go to Alton because I have brothers and sisters and cousins, etc.. etc.. in Alton ) Centralia, Illinois is dangerous.There is even a curfew set for certain areas of Centralia. Drive - Bys, people found in Alleys shot 5-7 times and not due to robberies either. Drugs are everywhere and it is an Epidemic. There is Sometimes 4-6 deaths in one weekend, due to the drugs, mainly the h****n being the cause of those drug related deaths. In one day there was three bodies found in Centralia in 3 different locations. One in a hospital parking lot just dumped there in the parking lot, A second person dead left dumped in a parking lot across from the hospital and a third left in a pretty public area just dumped. That was one day. Trust me Centralia is nothing but drugs and violence.

Alton is not as bad as Centralia the drug related deaths are not near what Centralia is


HomeSnacks User

Yeah this is bs I'm from Alton il and I know dam well alton has more crime than Centralia and mount Vernon put together decatur peoria east st.louis should of been on here

Rankings for Alton in Illinois

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Map Of Alton, IL

Population over time in Alton

Year Population % Change
2017 26,884 -0.6%
2016 27,037 -0.5%
2015 27,175 -0.6%
2014 27,335 -0.7%
2013 27,517 -0.4%
2012 27,635 -0.8%
2011 27,868 -1.0%
2010 28,159 -0.8%
2009 28,380 -
Crime/100k Alton IL USA
Violent Crime 643.8 404.1 368.9
Murder 30.1 6.9 5.0
Robbery 94.1 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 421.6 239.7 246.8
Property Crime 3742.0 1932.8 2199.5
Burglary 858.3 306.7 376.0
Larceny 2646.5 1472.3 1594.6
Car Theft 237.2 153.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Alton

White
69.0% (18,561)
African American
24.1% (6,479)
American Indian
0.1% (24)
Asian
0.4% (113)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
3.9% (1,040)
Hispanic
2.5% (667)
Race Alton IL USA
White 69.0% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 24.1% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.4% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.9% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.5% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Alton, Illinois

Less than $10,000
10.6% (284,466)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.3% (222,473)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.8% (370,555)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.5% (337,336)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.6% (447,052)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.2% (436,291)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.7% (261,775)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.0% (240,720)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (60,121)
$200,000 or more
1.0% (27,604)
Income Alton IL USA
Less than $10,000 10.6% 651.8% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.3% 402.2% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.8% 893.2% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.5% 861.2% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.6% 1195.0% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.2% 1715.5% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.7% 1271.0% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.0% 1555.1% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 693.7% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 1.0% 761.3% 697.9%

Gender in Alton

Female
53.3% (14,330)
Male
46.7% (12,554)
Gender Alton IL USA
Female 53.3% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 46.7% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Alton for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (806)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (2,150)
High School / GED
32.0% (8,602)
Some College
29.0% (7,796)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (2,688)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (2,957)
Master's Degree
5.0% (1,344)
Professional Degree
1.0% (268)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (268)
Education Alton IL USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 32.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 29.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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