East Alton, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 6,172 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.6%
 
Males: 3,034  (49.2%)
Females: 3,138  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62024.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,681 (it was $28,404 in 2000)
East Alton:

$35,681
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,869 (it was $15,572 in 2000)

East Alton village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,068 (it was $55,700 in 2000)
East Alton:

$76,068
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $89,704; Detached houses: $90,606; Townhouses or other attached units: $85,611; In 2-unit structures: $47,697; Mobile homes: $44,322

Median gross rent in 2012: $648.

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East Alton races chart
  • White alone - 5,949 (94.4%)
  • Two or more races - 128 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 118 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 76 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 16 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in East Alton: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.1%), Irish (14.7%), United States (9.7%), English (6.9%), Italian (2.5%), Dutch (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/07/1894

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 5.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,122 people per square mile   (low).

East Alton,IL real estate house value index trend

East Alton, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in East Alton:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Alton village:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 21.8%

32 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.5%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in East Alton, Illinois as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in East Alton to the number of sex offenders is 270 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,109 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,339 (2.0%)

East Alton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Florissant, MO (13.2 miles , pop. 50,497).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (19.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (241.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wood River, IL (1.3 miles ), Rosewood Heights, IL (1.4 miles ), Alton, IL (1.8 miles ), Bethalto, IL (1.9 miles ), Roxana, IL (2.0 miles ), Hartford, IL (2.0 miles ), South Roxana, IL (2.2 miles ), West Alton, MO (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.88 N, Longitude: 90.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,656 (+42.2%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 296 (11.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

East Alton household income distribution East Alton home values distribution

Crime rates in East Alton by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.015.50.00.0
Rapes 16109910124612103124
per 100,000 234.3146.4131.8132.8148.7179.660.591.3182.6152.446.5189.963.6
Robberies 615202091644759102
per 100,000 87.8219.6292.8295.2133.8239.560.560.9106.576.2139.5158.231.8
Assaults 33513838324124301810239
per 100,000 483.2746.7556.4560.9475.8613.8363.1456.6273.8152.431.047.5143.2
Burglaries 6875102102873640507650466037
per 100,000 995.61098.11493.41505.51293.7538.9605.2760.91156.2761.8713.2949.4588.7
Thefts 327381291291306263241241217195264179239
per 100,000 4787.75578.34260.64295.24550.23937.13646.53667.63301.42971.24093.02832.33802.7
Auto thefts 273938383219222316186166
per 100,000 395.3571.0556.4560.9475.8284.4332.9350.0243.4274.393.0253.295.5
Arson 6100621210020
per 100,000 87.814.60.00.089.229.915.130.415.20.00.031.60.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 569.1639.7588.8593.5533.0524.9334.1387.4439.0348.5318.3385.8273.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in East Alton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -397 (-5.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Work and jobs in East Alton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in East Alton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

East Alton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the East Alton village 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 9.5 miles away from the village center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

East 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 123.6 miles away from the city 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 119.7 miles away from East Alton 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 122.7 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 140.4 miles away from the city 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 161.2 miles away from East 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 125.2 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 (12).
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).
East Alton topographic map

Birthplace of: Joe Astroth - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in East Alton:

  • FMC - SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS (# 7 EASTGATE PLAZA)

Other hospitals and medical centers near East Alton:

  • WOOD RIVER HOSPICE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; WOOD RIVER, IL)
  • ABERDEEN TERRACE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; ALTON, IL)
  • PERSHING TERRACE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WOOD RIVER, IL)
  • ALTON REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ALTON, IL)
  • V I P MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WOOD RIVER, IL)
  • MADISON TERRACE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WOOD RIVER, IL)
  • THELMA TERRACE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WOOD RIVER, IL)

Amtrak stations near East Alton:

  • 3 miles: 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.
  • 19 miles: ST. LOUIS (550 S. 16TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Alton:

  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 7 miles; Godfrey, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,189)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 9 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • University of Missouri-St Louis (about 17 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)
  • Saint Louis Community College (about 19 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 18,019)
  • Washington University in St Louis (about 20 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,823)

Private high school in East Alton:

  • NEW COMM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 163 N SHAMROCK ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in East Alton:

See full list of schools located in East Alton, map of school districts: EAST ALTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 13, EAST ALTON-WOOD RIVER COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 14

Library in East Alton:

  • EAST ALTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $442,060; Location: 250 WASHINGTON AVENUE; 55,392 books; 2,796 audio materials; 4,907 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 110 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in East Alton: Alton Sewage Treatment Plant (A), Alton Junction (B), East Alton City Hall (C), Olin Corporation Fire Department (D), East Alton Fire Department (E), Wood River Power Station (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Eastgate Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in East Alton include: Kutter Park (1), Van Preter Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Madison County - Probation & Court Services Department- East Alton Satellite Of (211 North Shamrock Street).

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 130. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

130
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.272. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 14.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.4
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.77
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0182. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0182
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in East Alton that have no violations reported:

  • EAST ALTON (Address: 119 WEST MAIN , Population served: 6,695, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.0%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 26.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  57.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  9.8%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

East Alton compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in East Alton (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Isbt Branch at 347 West Main Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

East Alton travel time to work - commute East Alton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for East Alton village (based on Madison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.19%
Here: 50.2%
USA: 50.2%

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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$8,019$96,2280$0
Other Government Administration 6$25,534$51,0686$600
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,870
Police Protection - Officers 11$58,828$64,1760$0
Police - Other 5$18,195$43,6680$0
Firefighters 7$33,690$57,7545$90
Streets and Highways 7$31,087$53,2920$0
Solid Waste Management 3$12,405$49,6203$4,163
Sewerage 2$8,537$51,2220$0
Parks and Recreation 4$13,714$41,1422$576
Water Supply 6$27,965$55,9300$0
Totals for Government 52$237,974$54,91718$7,299

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $871,000 ($141.12)
    Police Protection: $763,000 ($123.62)
    Water Utilities: $749,000 ($121.35)
    Regular Highways: $409,000 ($66.27)
    Fire Protection: $393,000 ($63.67)
    Sewerage: $300,000 ($48.61)
    General - Other: $294,000 ($47.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $222,000 ($35.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $191,000 ($30.95)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $3,600,000 ($583.28)
    Benefit Payments: $236,000 ($38.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $192,000 ($31.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $290,000 ($46.99)
    Fire Protection: $138,000 ($22.36)
    Central Staff: $24,000 ($3.89)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($3.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($2.27)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($2.11)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($0.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,290,000 ($371.03)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($7.94)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $314,000 ($50.87)
    Sewerage: $290,000 ($46.99)
    All Other: $36,000 ($5.83)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $307,000 ($49.74)
    From Local Government: $81,000 ($13.12)
    Local Employee Contribution: $48,000 ($7.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $120,000 ($19.44)
    General Revenue, NEC: $100,000 ($16.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $812,000 ($131.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,756,000 ($284.51)
    Highways: $244,000 ($39.53)
    All Other: $82,000 ($13.29)
  • Tax - Property: $1,027,000 ($166.40)
    NEC: $110,000 ($17.82)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $815,000 ($132.05)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,760,000 ($447.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,625,000 ($425.31)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $750,000 ($121.52)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $135,000 ($21.87)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($10.53)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,411,000 ($714.68)

4.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,112 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.32%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($428 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Clair County, IL  0.91% ($35,916 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.38% ($41,118)
from Macoupin County, IL  0.27% ($33,631)


4.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,123 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($442 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.05%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Clair County, IL  0.79% ($31,914 average AGI)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.46% ($48,722)
to St. Louis city, MO  0.29% ($31,589)

Strongest AM radio stations in East 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)
  • 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)
  • WBGZ (1570 AM; 1 kW; ALTON, IL)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIRL (1460 AM; 5 kW; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: BRONCO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGNU (920 AM; 1 kW; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: NORMAN BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Alton:

  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • KATZ-FM (100.3 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLCA (89.9 FM; GODFREY, IL; Owner: LEWIS & CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WMLL (104.1 FM; JERSEYVILLE, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W288AW (105.5 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WFUN-FM (95.5 FM; BETHALTO, IL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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 East 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)
  • K65FN (Channel 65; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KNLC (Channel 24; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K38HD (Channel 38; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K59GP (Channel 59; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

East Alton, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 42
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 60
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 45
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 99
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 313
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20
See more detailed statistics of East Alton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 69 meters (226ft)
Total costs: $352,000
Total average daily traffic: 95,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,910
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in East Alton)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in East Alton, IL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in East Alton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in East Alton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 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 ORIGINATED40$83,18435$61,911130$88,65710$36,9421$767,63031$55,2601$28,540
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$60,8252$54,9006$70,1581$11,0700$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$101,7438$61,66031$74,06718$19,6351$59,4406$39,5231$29,090
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$92,8451$32,41022$74,4652$20,8650$02$38,6450$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$06$96,9082$22,2150$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4012.00 , 4013.00, 4015.00, 4017.01, 4018.00, 4024.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$95,31314$83,845
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$120,2901$101,520
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$22,5001$88,230
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$98,510
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$139,6900$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4012.00 , 4013.00, 4015.00, 4017.01, 4018.00, 4024.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 80
  • Hazardous Condition: 46
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - East Alton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for East Alton, IL
Businesses in East Alton, IL
NameCountNameCount
CVS1McDonald's1
Cricket Wireless1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul2
FedEx3UPS4
Lane Furniture1

East Alton on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Protective service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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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