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East Alton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of East Alton had a population of 5,972 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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East Alton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,972
Population in Households 5,972
Population in Familes 4,405
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,121
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $38,427
Average Household Income $52,665
Per Capita Income $23,244


Total Housing Units 3,060 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,457 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,175 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 428 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $79,134
Average Home Value $85,758


Total Households 2,632
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,492
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.65% -0.42%
Households -0.58% -0.38%
Families -0.84% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

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, 2018 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 # 303 78th
Population Density # 681 50th
Diversity Index # 637 54th
Median Household Income # 1252 9th
Per Capita Income # 1092 20th

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