East Alton, Illinois Population 2022

5,682
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East Alton is a city located in Madison County Illinois. East Alton has a 2020 population of 5,682. East Alton is currently declining at a rate of -0.91% annually and its population has decreased by -1.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,786 in 2010.

The average household income in East Alton is $55,863 with a poverty rate of 16.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $715 per month, and the median house value is $79,700. 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 Altonwas:

  • White: 92.74%
  • Black or African American: 3.97%
  • Two or more races: 2.11%
  • Asian: 1.18%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of East Alton, Illinois is 5,682 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,786.

East Alton, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,58492.74%
Black or African American2393.97%
Asian711.18%
Two or More Races1272.11%
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East Alton Population by Race

East Alton Population Pyramid 2022

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East Alton Median Age

43.8


Total

40.8


Male

44.6


Female

East Alton Adults

There are 4,759 adults, (930 of whom are seniors) in East Alton.

East Alton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

East Alton Sex Ratio

Female

2,796

46.44%

Male

3,225

53.56%

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
Married74.7%25.3%
Male63.6%36.4%
Female62.6%37.4%
All61.5%38.5%
Non Family46.2%53.8%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

East Alton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5482.3661.5
Married1,1533.0974.7
Male2202.6463.6
Female1473.6262.6
Non Family1,0281.3146.2

2.91

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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East Alton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1714.02%
9th to 12th Grade3949.26%
High School Graduate1,48634.92%
Some College94522.20%
Associates Degree3818.95%
Bachelors Degree63915.01%
Graduate Degree2405.64%
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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
Asian712929
White4,0203,514850
2+ Races3636
Hispanic1919
Black129112

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 40.85%.

East Alton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,676$43,092$34,172
Less Than 9th Grade$20,897$37,672$8,269
High School Graduate$31,304$42,697$24,940
Some College$44,727$49,267$38,162
Bachelors Degree$37,009$$36,044
Graduate Degree$53,551$36,794$

$36,676

Average Earnings

$43,092

Average Male

$34,172

Average Female

East Alton Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Alton Language by Age

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East Alton Language

98.51% of East Alton residents speak only English, while 1.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.74% of the population.

East Alton Language

East Alton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black23921790.79%
Multiple1126255.36%
White5,55871112.79%
OtherNaN%

16.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.95%

Male Poverty Rate

18.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Alton

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Alton is Black, with 90.79% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.36%.

East Alton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.48%
High School12.45%
Some College9.88%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

East Alton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.80%
Male Unemployed25.98%
Female Employed12.47%
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$52,773$62,685
Families$58,669$68,926
Married Families$73,560-
Non Families$25,144$44,557
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Income by Household Type

East Alton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

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 45-54.

East Alton Marital Status by Race

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East Alton Marital Status

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451

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War72
Vietnam191
Korea33
World War II

East Alton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54151
55 to 6489
65 to 74101
75+110

East Alton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4159.18%
Black3627.91%

East Alton Veterans by Race

East Alton Veterans by Education

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14.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Alton Veterans by Education

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60%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

4.3%

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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74.47%

Born in East Alton

99.30%

Native Born

0.70%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.30% of East Alton residents were born in the United States, with 74.47% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19304,5020.00%
19404,6801780.39%
19507,2902,6104.53%
19607,6303400.46%
19707,309-321-0.43%
19807,123-186-0.26%
19907,063-60-0.08%
20006,830-233-0.33%
20106,301-529-0.80%
20116,249-52-0.83%
20126,197-52-0.83%
20136,145-52-0.84%
20146,093-52-0.85%
20156,041-52-0.85%
20165,989-52-0.86%
20175,937-52-0.87%
20185,885-52-0.88%
20195,833-52-0.88%
20205,786-47-0.81%
20215,734-52-0.90%
20225,682-52-0.91%

East Alton Population by Year