East Alton, Illinois Population 2024

5,591

East Alton is a city located in Madison County Illinois. East Alton has a 2024 population of 5,591. East Alton is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -3.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,772 in 2020.

The average household income in East Alton is $64,386 with a poverty rate of 15.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in East Alton is 44.9 years, 44.9 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

East Alton Demographics

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

  • White: 93.15%
  • Two or more races: 4.69%
  • Black or African American: 2.16%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
5.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,051.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.14% (-181)
The current population of East Alton, Illinois is 5,591 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,772.

East Alton, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,38693.15%
Two or more races2714.69%
Black or African American1252.16%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

East Alton Population by Race

East Alton Population Pyramid 2024

East Alton Median Age

44.9

Total

44.9

Male

44.9

Female

East Alton Adults

There are 4,645 adults, (864 of whom are seniors) in East Alton.

East Alton Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

East Alton Sex Ratio

Female2,74147.41%
Male3,04152.59%

East Alton Population by Age

East Alton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,7392.116634
Married1,1552.8381.818.2
Non Family1,0891.1360.139.9
Male2762.4656.243.8
Female2192.7324.275.8
showing: 5 rows

2.67

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

66.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Alton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East Alton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Alton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 19.71%.

East Alton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,320

Average Earnings

$30,765

Average Male

$39,597

Average Female

East Alton Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Alton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Alton Language

99.58% of East Alton residents speak only English, while 0.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.42% of the population.

East Alton Language

East Alton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,30878214.73%
Black1257761.6%
Multiple2712910.7%
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15.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.61%

Male Poverty Rate

13.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Alton

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Alton is Black, with 61.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Alton is Multiple, with 10.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.35%.

East Alton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.25%
High School14.34%
Some College10.83%
Bachelors or Greater
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East Alton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed68.18%
Male Employed10.03%
Female Employed9.97%
Female Unemployed
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East Alton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Alton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Alton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

East Alton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East Alton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

East Alton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Alton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

454

Number of Veterans

435

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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East Alton Veterans by War

count

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East Alton Veterans by Age

count

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East Alton Veterans by Race

East Alton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

24.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Alton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

East Alton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Alton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East 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

76.08%

Born in East Alton

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of East Alton residents were born in the United States, with 76.08% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

East Alton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,361-46-0.85%
20285,407-46-0.84%
20275,453-46-0.84%
20265,499-46-0.83%
20255,545-46-0.82%
20245,591-46-0.82%
20235,637-46-0.81%
20225,683-46-0.8%
20215,729-43-0.74%
20205,772-196-3.28%
20195,968-60-1%
20186,028-48-0.79%
20176,076-32-0.52%
20166,108-36-0.59%
20156,144-45-0.73%
20146,189440.72%
20136,145-46-0.74%
20126,191-40-0.64%
20116,231-37-0.59%
20106,268-562-8.23%
20006,830-233-3.3%
19907,063-60-0.84%
19807,123-186-2.54%
19707,309-321-4.21%
19607,6303404.66%
19507,2902,61055.77%
19404,6801783.95%
19304,502
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East Alton Population by Year