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Population in 2012: 27,415 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.1%
 

Males: 13,079  (47.7%)
Females: 14,336  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  36.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62002, 62010, 62018, 62024, 62035.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,052 (it was $31,213 in 2000)
Alton:

$35,052
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,999

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,906 (it was $55,400 in 2000)
Alton:

$86,906
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $93,627; Detached houses: $92,390; Townhouses or other attached units: $119,391; In 2-unit structures: $98,810; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $84,000; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $588,428; Mobile homes: $122,576

Median gross rent in 2012: $694.

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  • White alone - 19,364 (69.5%)
  • Black alone - 6,725 (24.1%)
  • Two or more races - 883 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic - 551 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 170 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 150 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 25 (0.09%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alton: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.8%), Irish (11.3%), English (8.7%), United States (4.4%), Italian (3.5%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/10/1877

Elevation: 520 feet

Land area: 15.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,752 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Alton:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alton city:

  • Never married: 34.0%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

415 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.5%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 113 registered sex offenders living in Alton, Illinois as of September 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Alton to the number of sex offenders is 243 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,602 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,196 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Florissant, MO (11.4 miles , pop. 50,497).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (19.4 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (241.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: East Alton, IL (1.8 miles ), Godfrey, IL (2.0 miles ), West Alton, MO (2.1 miles ), Wood River, IL (2.2 miles ), Rosewood Heights, IL (2.2 miles ), Bethalto, IL (2.5 miles ), Hartford, IL (2.5 miles ), Roxana, IL (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $69,900
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $166,000

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Latitude: 38.90 N, Longitude: 90.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,895 (+14.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,009 (37.1%)

Area code: 618

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Crime rates in Alton by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2211322462443
per 100,000 6.66.63.33.310.16.76.813.720.46.813.914.310.8
Rapes 26434747304948225523131614
per 100,000 85.3141.0154.1155.7100.5164.6163.175.2187.078.245.157.250.4
Robberies 446510510558738255100631019640
per 100,000 144.3213.1344.3347.8194.4245.2278.6187.9340.0214.3350.2343.5143.9
Assaults 173156192192203180203244201208273368
per 100,000 567.3511.5629.6636.0680.3604.6689.7833.6683.3707.793.6118.1244.7
Burglaries 390413497497390419369390378294303364326
per 100,000 1278.91354.31629.71646.21306.91407.31253.71332.51285.11000.21050.61302.41172.9
Thefts 1,4171,2461,1541,1541,0081,2661,1191,1358669809911,031861
per 100,000 4646.54085.83784.13822.53377.94252.03801.93877.82944.23334.13436.13688.93097.8
Auto thefts 102100131131921191231019074526243
per 100,000 334.5327.9429.6433.9308.3399.7417.9345.1306.0251.8180.3221.8154.7
Arson 172018185151471215101010
per 100,000 55.765.659.059.616.850.447.623.940.851.034.735.836.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 525.2560.7640.6647.1531.0622.4621.1570.3642.9491.6401.6444.9362.1

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Crime rate in Alton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 89 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Illinois average:

2.76

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Alton, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.2%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -2,706 (-8.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Alton-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 167% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the Alton city center killed 3 people and injured 216 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1981, a category F4 tornado 12.6 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alton-area historical earthquake activity is below Illinois state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1990 at 08:20:04, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from Alton center
On 8/26/1992 at 05:41:38, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1993 at 00:08:34, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.3 MD, Depth: 10.3 mi) earthquake occurred 57.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/1993 at 13:56:23, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, 3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.0 miles away from Alton center
On 4/6/1994 at 17:38:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Miles Davis - (1926-1991), jazz musician, Bonnie Bramlett - Female singer, Brian Jun - Film Director, Charlie T. Black - College basketball standout in the 1920s, Christina Romer - Economist, Craig Hentrich - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: May 18, 1971), Jesse White (politician) - Politician, Joe Odom - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Dec 14, 1979), Lawrence Leritz - Dancer, Mary Beth Hughes - Actress.

Main business address for: ARGOSY GAMING CO (SERVICES-AMUSEMENT & RECREATION SERVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Alton:

  • DAVITA - ALTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 3511 COLLEGE AVENUE)
  • SAINT ANTHONY'S HEALTH CENTER (Home Health Center, 915 EAST FIFTH STREET)
  • VNA TIP HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 217 EAST CENTER DRIVE)
  • ABERDEEN TERRACE (Hospital, 4029 ABERDEEN)
  • ALTON BLUFFS ESTATE (Hospital, 821 WASHINGTON AVENUE)
  • ALTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, ONE MEMORIAL DRIVE)
  • ALTON MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (Hospital, provides emergency services, 4500 COLLEGE AVENUE)
  • FOSTERBURG TERRACE (Hospital, 4617 WONDERLAND DRIVE)
  • SAINT ANTHONY'S HEALTH CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, ST ANTHONY'S WAY)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (Hospital, 915 E 5TH ST)
  • ALTON MEM HSP HATCH SK N W (Nursing Home, ONE MEMORIAL DRIVE)
  • ALTON REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 3523 WICKENHAUSER)
  • EUNICE C SMITH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 1251 COLLEGE AVENUE)
  • LIFECARE CENTER OF ALTON INC (Nursing Home, 2349 VIRDEN ST)
  • ROSEWOOD CARE CENTER OF ALTON (Nursing Home, 3490 HUMBERT ROAD)
  • ST ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL SNU (Nursing Home, ST ANTHONY'S WAY)

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Amtrak station:

ALTON (3400 COLLEGE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: WWW.ALTON-IL.COM

College/University in Alton:

  • CALC Institute of Technology (Location: 235a E Center Dr; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alton:

  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 5 miles; Godfrey, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,939)
  • Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley (about 12 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,909)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (about 13 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 10,723)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 16 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 7,000)
  • Saint Louis University-Main Campus (about 19 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 9,852)
  • Washington University in St Louis (about 20 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 11,422)
  • Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park (about 20 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,900)

Public high schools in Alton:

Private high schools in Alton:

  • MARQUETTE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 219 E 4TH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 118; Location: 2009 SEMINARY ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CATHOLIC CHILDRENS HOME (Students: 84; Location: 1400 STATE ST; Grades: 2 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Alton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Alton:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 371; Location: 536 E 3RD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SS PETER & PAUL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 801 STATE ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TODDLE TOWNE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 50; Location: 3839 HUMBERT RD; Grades: PK - TK)
See full list of schools located in Alton, School District: ALTON COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 11

Library in Alton:

  • HAYNER PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $2,912,861; Location: 326 BELLE STREET; 185,899 books; 13,441 audio materials; 16,566 video materials; 18 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 404 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Alton: North Port Industrial Park (A), Spencer T Olin Golf Course (B), State House Square (C), Alton Municipal Golf Course (D), Alton Diocesan Catholic Orphanage (E), Eunice C Smith Rest Home (F), Loretta Home for Working Girls (G), Hayner Public Library (H), Alton City Hall (I), LifeStar Ambulance Service (J), Alton Fire Department Station 2 (K), Alton Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Alton Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Alton include: Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Alton Pentecostal Church (B), Berea Lutheran Church (C), Brown Street Baptist Church (D), Calvary Southern Baptist Church (E), Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church (F), Campbell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Central Avenue Church of Christ (H), Cherry Street Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Alton State Hospital Cemetery (1), Lovejoy Memorial Cemetery (2), Alton National Cemetery (3), Oakwood Cemetery (4), Saint Joseph Cemetery (5), East Alton Cemetery (6), Confederate Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Alton Lake (A), Paridise Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Shields Branch (A), Coal Branch (B), East Fork Wood River (C), West Fork Wood River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Alton include: Public Square (1), Lovejoy State Memorial (2), Riverview Park (3), Riverfront Park (4), Wood River Township Park (5), Rock Springs Park (6), Salu Park (7), Haskell Park (8), Seminary Square (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Armed Forces Museum (2 Cut Street) (1), Alton Museum of History & Art Inc (2803 College Avenue) (2), Hawk's Vending (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1430 East Broadway) (3), Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (200 Piasa Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: BEALL MANSION Alton- IL (St. Louis- MO) (407 East 12th Street) (1), Days Inn (1900 Homer M Adams Parkway) (2), Beall Mansion (Ip) (407 East 12th Street) (3), Franco's (3800 Homer M Adams Parkway) (4), College Crest Motel (1809 Burling Drive) (5), Comfort Inn Alton (11 Crossroads Court) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Madison County - County Offices- Circuit Court- Area Courts- Alton (1700 East Broadway) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  Pb  CO  SO2 PM10 PM2.5 NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.7. This is about average.
City:

35.7
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.3. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.3
U.S.:

28.3
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0171. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0171
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.305. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.305
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.21. This is about average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.21
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.82. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.82
U.S.:

9.39


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.5%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.7% for Black residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 84.6% for American Indian residents, 43.2% for other race residents, 49.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alton, IL

People in group quarters in Alton in 2010:

  • 202 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 118 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 77 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 23 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in federal detention centers

People in group quarters in Alton in 2000:

  • 429 people in nursing homes
  • 166 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 112 people in religious group quarters
  • 92 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 67 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 13 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Alton compared to Illinois state average:

Alton, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Alton (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Alton Square Branch, North Alton Branch, Upper Alton Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • The Bank of Edwardsville: Alton Northport Branch at 4415 West Center Drive, branch established on 1995/05/01; Alton Branch at 324 Ridge Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,559.6 mil, Deposits: $1,289.3 mil, headquarters in Edwardsville, IL, positive income, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Banc Ed Corp., The
  • Regions Bank: Alton Facility at 2850 Homer M. Adams Parkway, branch established on 1971/05/12. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • CNB Bank and Trust, N.A.: Homer Adams Parkway Branch at 200 Homer Adams Parkway, branch established on 1999/10/12. Info updated 2011/07/20: Bank assets: $682.7 mil, Deposits: $586.8 mil, headquarters in Carlinville, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Carlinville National Bank Shares, Inc.
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Alton Branch at 104 Homer M. Adams Parkway, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • Carrollton Bank: Alton Branch at 120 Homer Adams Parkway, branch established on 1996/09/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,013.8 mil, Deposits: $856.6 mil, headquarters in Carrollton, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Cbx Corporation
  • Liberty Bank: at 2403 Homer Adams Parkway, branch established on 1994/01/24. Info updated 2007/08/29: Bank assets: $285.2 mil, Deposits: $234.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alton, Illinois:

  • Super 8 Motel Alton, 1800 Homes Adams Pkwy, Alton, IL 62202 , Phone: (618) 465-8885
  • Travel Inn, 717 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 , Phone: (618) 462-1011
  • College Crest Motel, 1809 Burling Dr, Alton, IL 62002 , Phone: (618) 465-3212
  • Holiday Inn Alton, 3800 Homer Adams Pkwy, Alton, IL 62002 , Phone: (618) 462-1220, Fax: (618) 462-0906
  • Stratford Hotel, 229 Market St, Alton, IL 62002 , Phone: (618) 465-2700, Fax: (618) 465-8824
  • Comfort Inn Alton, 11 Crossroads CT, Alton, IL 62002 , Phone: (618) 465-9999
  • Best Western Plus Parkway Hotel, 1900 Homer Adams Pkwy, Alton, IL 62002 , Phone: (618) 433-9900, Fax: (618) 433-9996
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alton, Illinois

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Alton city (based on Madison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.19%
Here50.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents32.7%16.9%10.6%8.5%7.1%
Congregations8.3%14.1%7.6%5.9%9.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents3.2%3.2%2.7%2.0%13.0%
Congregations4.5%8.3%5.5%0.7%36.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 48
Madison County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Madison County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 100
Madison County:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 190
Here:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

27.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.6%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$40,248$43,9070$0
Other Government Administration 11$41,794$45,5930$0
Police Protection - Officers 65$355,883$65,7010$0
Police - Other 25$82,830$39,7589$6,317
Firefighters 64$296,946$55,6770$0
Fire - Other 1$3,237$38,8440$0
Streets and Highways 31$106,053$41,0530$0
Health 2$6,861$41,1660$0
Sewerage 19$82,086$51,8441$1,342
Parks and Recreation 22$77,147$42,08050$18,618
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11$41,129$44,8680$0
Natural Resources 2$6,808$40,8480$0
Other and Unallocable 8$33,121$49,6823$972
Totals for Government 272$1,174,143$51,80063$27,249

Alton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Police Protection: $6,919,000 ($252.38)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,623,000 ($59.20)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,915,000 ($179.28)
    Police Protection: $4,796,000 ($174.94)
    Fire Protection: $3,874,000 ($141.31)
    Regular Highways: $2,469,000 ($90.06)
    Sewerage: $2,404,000 ($87.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,210,000 ($80.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,708,000 ($62.30)
    Central Staff Services: $1,034,000 ($37.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $830,000 ($30.28)
    Financial Administration: $368,000 ($13.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,616,000 ($95.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $610,000 ($22.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,034,000 ($475.43)

Alton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,676,000 ($97.61)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,008,000 ($73.24)
    All Other: $82,000 ($2.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,189,000 ($79.85)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,285,000 ($46.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $16,349,000 ($596.35)
    Highways: $869,000 ($31.70)
    All Other: $500,000 ($18.24)
  • Tax - Property: $3,291,000 ($120.04)
    Total General Sales: $1,957,000 ($71.38)
    Public Utilities: $1,621,000 ($59.13)
    NEC: $437,000 ($15.94)

Alton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $16,809,000 ($613.13)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $20,040,000 ($730.99)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $21,000 ($0.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $12,535,000 ($457.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $13,419,000 ($489.48)
    Other, NEC: $6,790,000 ($247.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,390,000 ($123.65)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $736,000 ($26.85)

Alton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,178,000 ($188.87)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $19,992,000 ($729.24)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $13,522,000 ($493.23)

5.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,077 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($501 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.10%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Clair County, IL  0.92% ($36,962 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.51% ($45,525)
from Macoupin County, IL  0.28% ($36,507)


5.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.05%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Clair County, IL  0.94% ($32,037 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.49% ($36,138)
to Macoupin County, IL  0.29% ($38,793)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alton:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFNS (590 AM; 1 kW; WOOD RIVER, IL; Owner: MISSOURI SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • WBGZ (1570 AM; 1 kW; ALTON, IL)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KIRL (1460 AM; 5 kW; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: BRONCO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRTH (1430 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alton:

  • W288AW (105.5 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KATZ-FM (100.3 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLCA (89.9 FM; GODFREY, IL; Owner: LEWIS & CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • WMLL (104.1 FM; JERSEYVILLE, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUN-FM (95.5 FM; BETHALTO, IL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFTK-FM1 (97.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Alton:

  • W50CH (Channel 50; ALTON, IL; Owner: LIBERTY CHRISTIAN CENTER)
  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • K49FC (Channel 49; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K64DT (Channel 64; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K18BT (Channel 18; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K65FN (Channel 65; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KNLC (Channel 24; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K63FW (Channel 63; JAMESTOWN, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • K59GP (Channel 59; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K38HD (Channel 38; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Alton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 33
Total length: 436 meters (1,430ft)
Total costs: $298,121,000
Total average daily traffic: 342,150
Total average daily truck traffic: 15,092

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 8
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 6
  • 2000-2009: 3
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Alton, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Alton, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 115 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Alton)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED149$75,232101$71,227396$92,95554$41,3742$834,160113$74,8642$81,950
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$66,8736$165,25334$76,69610$17,0560$02$325,4650$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$72,34221$57,990105$88,06648$21,6980$017$81,4943$28,217
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$70,9889$60,96687$90,18613$37,6741$94,95010$41,4180$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$62,5730$018$77,2604$15,2030$01$64,0401$1,580

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in Alton, IL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$92,26119$86,942
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$122,8134$69,815
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$56,1353$93,550
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$89,0355$86,948
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 197
  • Hazardous Condition: 182
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Alton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alton, IL

Most common first names in Alton, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John43675.6 years
Mary41078.6 years
William39974.9 years
James26571.6 years
Charles25674.9 years
Robert25171.0 years
George20175.0 years
Helen16479.3 years
Dorothy15776.4 years
Joseph15075.2 years
Most common last names in Alton, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15174.4 years
Johnson14673.5 years
Miller9975.1 years
Brown9875.5 years
Jones9772.5 years
Davis9376.2 years
Williams8573.1 years
Moore6574.3 years
Wilson6374.7 years
Taylor5972.1 years
Businesses in Alton, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3MasterBrand Cabinets12
Applebee's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity1
Blockbuster1New York & Co1
CVS2Nike6
ColorTyme1Office Depot1
Comfort Inn1Panera Bread1
Cricket Wireless1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Payless2
Decora Cabinetry2Pizza Hut1
Famous Footwear1Popeyes1
FedEx4Quiznos1
Finish Line1RadioShack1
GNC1Red Lobster1
GameStop1Sears2
Goodwill1Spencer Gifts1
H&R Block1Sprint Nextel1
Holiday Inn1Steak 'n Shake1
Home Depot1Super 81
JCPenney1T-Mobile2
Jack In The Box2Taco Bell2
Jimmy John's1Target1
Jones New York2True Value1
KFC2U-Haul2
Kmart1U.S. Cellular2
Kohl's1UPS9
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Lane Furniture3Walgreens2
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Lowe's1White Castle1
Macy's1
Browse common businesses in Alton, IL


Alton on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest 2006 city-data.com crime index per resident, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 (62002) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #98 (62018) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Icelander first ancestries"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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  • James J. Sheahan, Jr. (3)
  • George E. Anderson (2)
  • David M. Moehn (2)
  • Jason Richard Kwiatkowski (1)
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  • Bill Becoat (1)
  • Sherry Louise Hammon (1)
  • Billy Gene Hammon (1)
  • Stephen J. Adler (1)

Total of 31 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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