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East Alton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of East Alton had a population of 5,941 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for East Alton is located at latitude 38.8841 and longitude -90.1079 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Village of East Alton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Village of East Alton (GNIS ID: 2398769) 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 East Alton is located within Township of Wood River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Alton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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East Alton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,941
Daytime Population: Workers 1,659
Daytime Population: Residents 3,102
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,761
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 5,941
Population in Familes 4,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,115
Diversity Index3 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,976
Average Household Income $50,907
Per Capita Income $22,414

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,062 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,435 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,177 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 450 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $77,070
Average Home Value $82,195
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,612
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,483
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.81% -0.44%
Households -0.77% -0.44%
Families -1.04% -0.57%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

East Alton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Alton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 306 78th
Population Density # 693 49th
Diversity Index # 646 53rd
Median Household Income # 1245 9th
Per Capita Income # 1104 19th

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