East Alton, Illinois Population 2021

5,832
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East Alton is a city located in Madison County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 5,832, it is the 302nd largest city in Illinois and the 4357th largest city in the United States . East Alton is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -7.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,301 in 2010. East Alton reached it's highest population of 7,630 in 1960. Spanning over 5 miles, East Alton has a population density of 1,097 people per square mile.

The average household income in East Alton is $55,863 with a poverty rate of 18.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $766 per month, and the median house value is $81,100. The median age in East Alton is 39.3 years, 35.4 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

East Alton Demographics

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

  • White: 91.59%
  • Black or African American: 4.41%
  • Two or more races: 2.23%
  • Asian: 1.78%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of East Alton, Illinois is 5,832 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,015.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,301.

East Alton, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,55191.59%
Black or African American2674.41%
Two or More Races1352.23%
Asian1081.78%
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East Alton Population by Race

East Alton Population Pyramid $2021

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East Alton Median Age

39.3


Total

35.4


Male

39.9


Female

East Alton Adults

There are 4,775 adults, (1,070 of whom are seniors) in East Alton.

East Alton Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

East Alton Sex Ratio

Female

2,947

48.62%

Male

3,114

51.38%

East Alton Population by Age

East Alton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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East Alton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.5%24.5%
All57%43%
Male49%51%
Non Family47.9%52.1%
Female37.9%62.1%

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

East Alton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7552.257
Non Family1,2581.3147.9
Married1,0202.9775.5
Female3303.2337.9
Male1472.2249

2.84

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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East Alton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1242.95%
9th to 12th Grade3949.37%
High School Graduate1,55336.95%
Some College90221.46%
Associates Degree49611.80%
Bachelors Degree66515.82%
Graduate Degree691.64%
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East Alton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Alton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,9043,470689
Black153132
Asian1084545
2+ Races3838
Hispanic1919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.67%.

East Alton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,985$40,724$25,915
Less Than 9th Grade$20,870$$8,285
High School Graduate$24,896$29,578$14,565
Some College$31,685$47,575$29,219
Bachelors Degree$50,250$$53,156
Graduate Degree$57,434$63,906$

$29,985

Average Earnings

$40,724

Average Male

$25,915

Average Female

East Alton Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Alton Language by Age

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East Alton Language

98.15% of East Alton residents speak only English, while 1.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.12% of the population.

East Alton Language

East Alton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,52381214.70%
Black26724190.26%
Multiple1216957.02%

18.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.88%

Male Poverty Rate

24.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Alton

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Alton is Black, with 90.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Alton is White, with 14.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.88%.

East Alton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.45%
Some College13.88%
High School13.46%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

East Alton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed25.33%
Female Employed17.80%
Male Employed4.65%
Female Unemployed0.00%

East Alton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Alton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,830$55,863
Families$52,651$59,956
Married Families$67,000-
Non Families$26,754$45,989
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Income by Household Type

East Alton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

East Alton Married by Age and Sex

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East 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 55-64.

East Alton Marital Status by Race

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East Alton Marital Status

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519

Number of Veterans

470

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam229
First Gulf War68
Korea49
Second Gulf War49
World War II

East Alton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54160
75+138
55 to 64133
65 to 7488
18 to 34

East Alton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White48210.77%
Black3724.18%

East Alton Veterans by Race

East Alton Veterans by Education

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7.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Alton Veterans by Education

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

East Alton Employment by Age

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East Alton Employment by Race

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East Alton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.02%

Born in East Alton

98.96%

Native Born

1.04%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.96% of East Alton residents were born in the United States, with 75.02% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

East Alton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,832-61-1.04%
20205,893-61-1.02%
20195,954-61-1.01%
20186,015-53-0.87%
20176,068-37-0.61%
20166,105-36-0.59%
20156,141-45-0.73%
20146,186440.72%
20136,142-48-0.78%
20126,190-40-0.64%
20116,230-37-0.59%
20106,267-563-0.86%
20006,830-233-0.33%
19907,063-60-0.08%
19807,123-186-0.26%
19707,309-321-0.43%
19607,6303400.46%
19507,2902,6104.53%
19404,6801780.39%
19304,5020.00%

East Alton Population by Year