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The Village of East Alton had a population of 5,611 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for East Alton is located at latitude 38.8803 and longitude -90.1112 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Village of East Alton 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 430 feet.

The Village of East Alton 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, 2022)


Total Population 5,611 (100%)
Population in Households 5,611 (100.0%)
Population in Families 4,061 (72.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,055
Diversity Index2 31


Median Household Income $56,060
Average Household Income $78,451
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $35,964
Wealth Index5 57


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,487 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,078 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 304 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $98,461
Average Home Value $139,038
Housing Affordability Index3 262


Total Households 2,565
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,416
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.36% -0.32%
Households -0.40% -0.14%
Families   -0.23%
Median Household Income   6.35%
Per Capita Income   4.92%
Owner Occupied HU   0.44%

East Alton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Alton to the other 1,466 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 318 78th
Population Density # 674 54th
Median Household Income # 1031 30th
Housing Affordability Index # 1201 82nd
Per Capita Income # 633 57th
Diversity Index # 470 68th

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