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Bethalto, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bethalto had a population of 9,343 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bethalto is located at latitude 38.903 and longitude -90.0535 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bethalto (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 525 feet.

The Village of Bethalto (GNIS ID: 2398108) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Bethalto is located within Township of Wood River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethalto population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bethalto, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,343
Population in Households 9,289
Population in Familes 7,628
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density1 1,242
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 3,922
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,671
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,839 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,084 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 388 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $116,476
Average Home Value $131,316


Median Household Income $55,346
Average Household Income $70,352
Per Capita Income $29,245
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.17%
Households -0.25% -0.12%
Families 0.09% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bethalto, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethalto to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 234 83rd
Population Density1 # 619 55th
Diversity Index2 # 717 48th
Median Household Income # 562 59th
Per Capita Income # 406 70th

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