Alton, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 26,725 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.4%
 
Males: 12,599  (47.1%)
Females: 14,126  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

37.9 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

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

Alton Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,393 (it was $31,213 in 2000)
Alton:

$38,393
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,026 (it was $16,817 in 2000)

Alton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,265 (it was $55,400 in 2000)
Alton:

$81,265
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $98,816; detached houses: $99,437; townhouses or other attached units: $212,043; in 2-unit structures: $53,474; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $594,103; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $64,208; mobile homes: $16,675

Median gross rent in 2017: $738.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alton: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.1%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.7% for Black residents, 21.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Alton, IL (2017)
    • 18,03166.9%White alone
    • 6,93725.7%Black alone
    • 1,3585.0%Two or more races
    • 5792.1%Hispanic
    • 1360.5%Asian alone
    • 220.08%American Indian alone

Races in Alton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 130 registered sex offenders living in Alton, Illinois as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alton is 208 to 1.


Crime rates in Alton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(6.7)
2
(6.8)
4
(13.7)
6
(20.4)
2
(6.8)
4
(13.9)
4
(14.3)
3
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.4)
1
(3.7)
2
(7.5)
1
(3.7)
8
(30.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
49
(164.6)
48
(163.1)
22
(75.2)
55
(187.0)
23
(78.2)
13
(45.1)
16
(57.2)
14
(50.4)
9
(33.0)
16
(58.9)
26
(96.3)
28
(104.4)
22
(82.4)
26
(97.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
73
(245.2)
82
(278.6)
55
(187.9)
100
(340.0)
63
(214.3)
101
(350.2)
96
(343.5)
40
(143.9)
34
(124.6)
29
(106.8)
31
(114.8)
31
(115.5)
34
(127.4)
25
(94.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
180
(604.6)
203
(689.7)
244
(833.6)
201
(683.3)
208
(707.7)
27
(93.6)
33
(118.1)
68
(244.7)
65
(238.3)
90
(331.4)
74
(274.0)
82
(305.6)
112
(419.6)
112
(421.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
419
(1,407)
369
(1,254)
390
(1,332)
378
(1,285)
294
(1,000)
303
(1,051)
364
(1,302)
326
(1,173)
309
(1,133)
244
(898.5)
291
(1,078)
266
(991.5)
214
(801.7)
228
(858.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,266
(4,252)
1,119
(3,802)
1,135
(3,878)
866
(2,944)
980
(3,334)
991
(3,436)
1,031
(3,689)
861
(3,098)
912
(3,343)
889
(3,274)
985
(3,648)
761
(2,836)
784
(2,937)
703
(2,647)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
119
(399.7)
123
(417.9)
101
(345.1)
90
(306.0)
74
(251.8)
52
(180.3)
62
(221.8)
43
(154.7)
51
(187.0)
65
(239.3)
52
(192.6)
46
(171.5)
66
(247.3)
63
(237.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(50.4)
14
(47.6)
7
(23.9)
12
(40.8)
15
(51.0)
10
(34.7)
10
(35.8)
10
(36.0)
3
(11.0)
8
(29.5)
12
(44.4)
5
(18.6)
9
(33.7)
8
(30.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)640.1638.8586.6661.2505.6413.0457.5372.4339.4373.2410.4390.8388.9436.0

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City-data.com crime index in Alton, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 78 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Illinois average:

2.09
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Alton, IL City Guides:

Ancestries: German (19.2%), American (8.3%), Irish (5.4%), English (4.6%), Italian (3.0%), African (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/10/1877

Elevation: 520 feet

Land area: 15.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,708 people per square mile   (low).

Alton, Illinois map

401 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,719 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,397 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.90 N, Longitude: 90.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,172 (+11.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,664 (33.4%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Alton, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alton, IL in 2017
Alton satellite photo by USGS

Alton tourist attractions:

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
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $198,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $305,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Alton, IL residents
Average permit cost in Alton, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.3%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Alton, IL
Historical housing units in Alton, IL
Most common industries in Alton, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (8.8%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.9%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Alton, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.3%)

Average climate in Alton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Alton, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 95.3. This is worse than average.

City:

95.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.255. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.255
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.833. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.833
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.76
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0217. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0217
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Alton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 80% 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 126.6 miles away from Alton center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 122.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 124.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.6 miles away from Alton center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 162.7 miles away from Alton center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alton topographic map

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

Hospitals in Alton:

  • ABERDEEN TERRACE (4029 ABERDEEN)
  • ALTON BLUFFS ESTATE (821 WASHINGTON AVENUE)
  • ALTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, ONE MEMORIAL DRIVE)
  • ALTON MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (provides emergency services, 4500 COLLEGE AVENUE)
  • FOSTERBURG TERRACE (4617 WONDERLAND DRIVE)
  • SAINT ANTHONY'S HEALTH CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, ST ANTHONY'S WAY)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (915 E 5TH ST)

Nursing Homes in Alton:

  • ALTON MEM HSP HATCH SK N W (ONE MEMORIAL DRIVE)
  • ALTON REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (3523 WICKENHAUSER)
  • EUNICE C SMITH NURSING HOME (1251 COLLEGE AVENUE)
  • LIFECARE CENTER OF ALTON INC (2349 VIRDEN ST)
  • ROSEWOOD CARE CENTER OF ALTON (3490 HUMBERT ROAD)
  • ST ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL SNU (ST ANTHONY'S WAY)

Dialysis Facilities in Alton:

  • DAVITA - ALTON DIALYSIS (3511 COLLEGE AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in Alton:

  • SAINT ANTHONY'S HEALTH CENTER (915 EAST FIFTH STREET)
  • VNA TIP HOMECARE (217 EAST CENTER DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Alton:

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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.

College/University in Alton:

  • CALC Institute of Technology (Full-time enrollment: 264; Location: 200A North Center Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: calc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alton:

  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 5 miles; Godfrey, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,189)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 12 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 16 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,322)
  • Ranken Technical College (about 18 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,134)
  • Saint Louis University (about 19 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 11,606)
  • Washington University in St Louis (about 20 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,823)
  • Saint Louis Community College (about 20 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 18,019)

Public high school in Alton:

Private high schools in Alton:

  • MARQUETTE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 372, Location: 219 E 4TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 115, Location: 2009 SEMINARY ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • CATHOLIC CHILDRENS HOME (Students: 83, Location: 1400 STATE ST, Grades: 4-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Alton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Alton:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 390, Location: 536 E 3RD ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • SS PETER & PAUL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 96, Location: 801 STATE ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Alton

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)

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Alton: ARGOSY GAMING CO (A). 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

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.

Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Alton:

Marital status in Alton, IL
  • Never married: 37.2%
  • Now married: 37.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Alton:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Alton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alton, IL (based on Madison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant59,455212
Catholic37,24321
Mainline Protestant24,54579
Other5,33020
Black Protestant3,94221
Orthodox5904
None138,177-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Here:

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
Here:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Madison County:

27.8%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Madison County:

9.6%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.6%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alton:

48.7%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.8%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alton:

10.9%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Alton:

35.3%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.3%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.9%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alton, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 58$395,204$81,7660$0
Firefighters 39$232,361$71,4960$0
Sewerage 18$71,136$47,4241$1,964
Streets and Highways 16$66,723$50,0420$0
Other Government Administration 14$57,901$49,6290$0
Police - Other 14$59,022$50,5902$724
Parks and Recreation 13$52,162$48,15012$5,883
Other and Unallocable 9$42,441$56,5880$0
Financial Administration 9$23,901$31,8681$1,760
Fire - Other 3$20,035$80,1400$0
Natural Resources 2$8,835$53,0100$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$11,725$70,3500$0
Totals for Government 197$1,041,446$63,43816$10,331

Alton government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,898,000 ($145.86)
    Sewerage: $823,000 ($30.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $409,000 ($15.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $216,000 ($8.08)
    Regular Highways: $141,000 ($5.28)
    Central Staff Services: $100,000 ($3.74)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,624,000 ($434.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,081,000 ($302.38)
    General - Other: $4,764,000 ($178.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,598,000 ($134.63)
    Sewerage: $3,496,000 ($130.81)
    Regular Highways: $2,806,000 ($105.00)
    Central Staff Services: $1,459,000 ($54.59)
    Financial Administration: $989,000 ($37.01)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $869,000 ($32.52)
    Health - Other: $110,000 ($4.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $535,000 ($20.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,666,000 ($511.36)

Alton government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,805,000 ($142.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,562,000 ($95.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,338,000 ($50.07)
    Other: $469,000 ($17.55)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $1,559,000 ($58.33)
    Other: $70,000 ($2.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,270,000 ($122.36)
    Fines and Forfeits: $297,000 ($11.11)
    Interest Earnings: $136,000 ($5.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,095,000 ($527.41)
    Highways: $814,000 ($30.46)
    Other: $109,000 ($4.08)
  • Tax - Property: $9,289,000 ($347.58)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,381,000 ($163.93)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,023,000 ($75.70)
    Other Selective Sales: $394,000 ($14.74)
    Other License: $318,000 ($11.90)

Alton government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,135,000 ($603.74)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,015,000 ($524.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,425,000 ($390.08)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,305,000 ($310.76)

Alton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,799,000 ($927.93)

4.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($212 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Clair County, IL  1.00% ($40,088 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.45% ($46,469)
from Macoupin County, IL  0.26% ($40,673)


4.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Clair County, IL  0.94% ($40,137 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.43% ($53,653)
to St. Louis city, MO  0.34% ($42,187)
Businesses in Alton, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Macy's1
AT&T3MasterBrand Cabinets12
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New York & Co1
Blockbuster1Nike6
CVS2Office Depot1
ColorTyme1Panera Bread1
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Cricket Wireless1Payless2
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry2Popeyes1
Famous Footwear1Quiznos1
FedEx4RadioShack1
Finish Line1Red Lobster1
Ford1Sears2
GNC1Spencer Gifts1
GameStop1Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill1Steak 'n Shake1
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile2
Home Depot1Taco Bell2
JCPenney1Target1
Jack In The Box2Toyota1
Jimmy John's1True Value1
Jones New York2U-Haul2
KFC2U.S. Cellular2
Kmart1UPS9
Kohl's1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens2
Lane Furniture3Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1White Castle1
Lowe's1

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
See more detailed statistics of Alton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 41Number of bridges
  • 978ft / 298mTotal length
  • $298,121,000Total costs
  • 354,950Total average daily traffic
  • 47,691Total average daily truck traffic
  • 234,805Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alton, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 162000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alton, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 121 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Alton, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (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: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 142 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (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 in Alton, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Alton, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 193. The highest number of fire incidents - 259 took place in 2005, and the least - 151 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Alton, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.0%), and Outside Fires (34.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alton, IL
    • 1,54547.0%Structure Fires
    • 1,12634.2%Outside Fires
    • 55616.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 621.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alton, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alton, Illinois:

  • Super 8 Motel Alton, 1800 Homes Adams Pkwy, Alton, Illinois 62202 , Phone: (618) 465-8885
  • Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel, 3559 College Ave, Alton, Illinois 62002 , Phone: (618) 462-1220, Fax: (618) 462-0906
  • Best Western Plus Parkway Hotel, 1900 Homer Adams Pkwy, Alton, Illinois 62002 , Phone: (618) 433-9900, Fax: (618) 433-9996
  • HAMPTON INN & SUITES, 1904 HOMER ADAMS Pkwy, Alton, Illinois 62002 , Phone: (618) 433-8999, Fax: (618) 433-8998
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alton, Illinois
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alton, IL
  • 79.2%Utility gas
  • 18.5%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alton, IL
  • 52.9%Utility gas
  • 45.0%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel


Alton compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
There are 22 pilots and 41 other airmen in this city.
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