Alton, Missouri Population 2023

659

Alton is a city located in Oregon County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Oregon County. With a 2023 population of 659, it is the 433rd largest city in Missouri and the 17451st largest city in the United States.Alton is currently declining at a rate of -2.37% annually and its population has decreased by -6.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 707 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Alton has a population density of 420 people per square mile.

The average household income in Alton is $29,177 with a poverty rate of 24.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Alton is 47.3 years, 35.4 years for males, and 53.3 years for females.

Alton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alton was:

  • White: 94.04%
  • Two or more races: 2.51%
  • Black or African American: 1.57%
  • Asian: 1.57%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Alton, Missouri is 659 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 707.

Alton, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Alton Population by Race

Alton Population Pyramid 2023

Alton Median Age

47.3

Total

35.4

Male

53.3

Female

Alton Adults

There are 519 adults, (170 of whom are seniors) in Alton.

Alton Age Dependency

82.8

Age Dependency Ratio

48.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Alton Sex Ratio

Female32851.41%
Male31048.59%

Alton Population by Age

Alton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.08

Average Family Size

1.88

Average Household Size

63.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alton Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Alton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 90.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.47%.

Alton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$32,457

Average Earnings

$35,240

Average Male

$31,818

Average Female

Alton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alton Language

98.36% of Alton residents speak only English, while 1.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.64% of the population.

Alton Language

Alton Poverty by Race

rate

24.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.72%

Male Poverty Rate

23.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alton is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alton is White, with 24.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.25%.

Alton Poverty

Alton Poverty Rate by Education

Alton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Alton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Alton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Alton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

27

Number of Veterans

25

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

Alton Veterans by War

Alton Veterans by Age

count

Alton Veterans by Race

Alton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

25.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Alton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.11%

Born in Alton

88.83%

Native Born

1.41%

Foreign Born

1.41%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.83% of Alton residents were born in the United States, with 60.11% having been born in Missouri. 1.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Alton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Alton Population by Year