Alton, Missouri Population 2020

808

Alton is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 808, it is the 378th largest city in Missouri and the 11237th largest city in the United States. Alton is currently declining at a rate of -1.82% annually and its population has decreased by -7.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 871 in 2010. Alton reached it's highest population of 884 in 2011. Spanning over 2 miles, Alton has a population density of 515 people per square mile.

The average household income in Alton is $28,302 with a poverty rate of 24.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $473 per month, and the median house value is $67,900. The median age in Alton is 54 years, 49.1 years for males, and 60.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.7 males.

Alton Demographics

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

  • White: 95.71%
  • Two or more races: 2.40%
  • Black or African American: 1.89%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Alton, Missouri is 808, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 838.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 871.

Alton, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White55895.71%
Two or More Races142.40%
Black or African American111.89%

Alton Population Pyramid 2020

Alton Median Age

54


Total

49.1


Male

60.5


Female

Alton Adults

There are 480 adults, (228 of whom are seniors) in Alton.

Alton Age Dependency

131.3

Age Dependency Ratio

90.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Alton Sex Ratio

Female

328

56.26%

Male

255

43.74%

Alton Households and Families

Alton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Alton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.5%24.5%
All59.6%40.4%
Non Family54%46%
Female16.7%83.3%
Male0%0%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2821.8759.6
Non Family1761.0354
Married943.1275.5
Female124.3316.7
Male00

3.22

Average Family Size

1.87

Average Household Size

0.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Alton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9320.09%
9th to 12th Grade6514.04%
High School Graduate10622.89%
Some College9520.52%
Associates Degree408.64%
Bachelors Degree5211.23%
Graduate Degree122.59%

Alton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White43929564
Multiple Races14
Black1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,656$35,909$26,406
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$28,281$$29,219
Some College$25,417$35,909$18,625
Bachelors Degree$35,625$$35,208
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,656

Average Earnings

$35,909

Average Male

$26,406

Average Female

Alton Language

Alton Language by Age

Alton Language

100.00% of Alton residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Alton Poverty

Alton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White51312624.56%
Multiple14535.71%

24.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.11%

Male Poverty Rate

23.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alton is Multiple, with 35.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alton is White, with 24.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School57.24%
Bachelors or Greater20.00%
Some College11.02%
High School10.53%
Name Poverty
Female Employed14.05%
Male Employed6.56%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Alton Income

Alton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$19,634$28,302
Families$37,083$43,551
Married Families$40,938-
Non Families$17,143$19,119

Alton Marital Status

Alton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Alton Married by Age and Sex

Alton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Alton Marital Status by Race

Alton Veterans

29

Number of Veterans

29

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam14
Korea4
World War II
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6412
75+8
65 to 748
35 to 541
18 to 34

$Alton Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

69.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alton Employment Status

39.1%

Labor Force Participation

37.1%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Alton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.01%

Born in Missouri

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Alton residents were born in the United States, with 71.01% having been born in Missouri. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020808-15-1.82%
2019823-15-1.79%
2018838-2-0.24%
2017840-15-1.75%
2016855-9-1.04%
201586410.12%
2014863-10-1.15%
2013873-3-0.34%
2012876-8-0.90%
201188470.80%
20108770.00%