West Alton, Missouri Population 2020

528

West Alton is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 528, it is the 463rd largest city in Missouri and the 13071st largest city in the United States. West Alton is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually but its population has increased by 1.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 522 in 2010. West Alton reached it's highest population of 531 in 2016. Spanning over 37 miles, West Alton has a population density of 18 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Alton is $66,179 with a poverty rate of 12.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $883 per month, and the median house value is $95,000. The median age in West Alton is 43 years, 43.7 years for males, and 39.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 134.8 males.

West Alton Demographics

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

  • White: 94.44%
  • Black or African American: 3.17%
  • Two or more races: 2.38%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of West Alton, Missouri is 528, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 530.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 522.

West Alton, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35794.44%
Black or African American123.17%
Two or More Races92.38%

West Alton Population Pyramid 2020

West Alton Median Age

43


Total

43.7


Male

39.9


Female

West Alton Adults

There are 333 adults, (70 of whom are seniors) in West Alton.

West Alton Age Dependency

43.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Child Dependency Ratio

West Alton Sex Ratio

Female

161

42.59%

Male

217

57.41%

West Alton Households and Families

West Alton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Alton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married82.1%17.9%
All72.4%27.6%
Non Family65.8%34.2%
Female59.3%40.7%

72.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1812.0972.4
Non Family791.3465.8
Married672.8282.1
Female272.2659.3
Male82.75100

2.65

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Alton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade278.82%
9th to 12th Grade3411.11%
High School Graduate13945.42%
Some College5417.65%
Associates Degree154.90%
Bachelors Degree3210.46%
Graduate Degree51.63%

West Alton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29723637
Multiple Races99

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.46%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,929$26,250$30,729
Less Than High School$21,875$21,125$30,417
High School Grad$28,500$31,250$18,125
Some College$30,357$$31,875
Bachelors Degree$48,750$61,875$
Graduate Degree$$$

$28,929

Average Earnings

$26,250

Average Male

$30,729

Average Female

West Alton Language

West Alton Language by Age

West Alton Language

97.53% of West Alton residents speak only English, while 2.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.65% of the population.

West Alton Poverty

West Alton Poverty by Race

12.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.90%

Male Poverty Rate

12.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Alton

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Alton is White, with 13.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Alton is White, with 13.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.48%.

Name Poverty
High School17.99%
Some College11.59%
Bachelors or Greater5.41%
Less Than High School0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed40.00%
Male Employed3.97%
Female Employed3.17%

West Alton Income

West Alton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,917$66,179
Families$60,500$74,261
Married Families$75,625-
Non Families$37,813$55,629

West Alton Marital Status

West Alton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

West Alton Married by Age and Sex

West Alton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Alton Marital Status by Race

West Alton Veterans

33

Number of Veterans

33

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9
First Gulf War4
Second Gulf War2
World War II
Korea
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5411
75+10
65 to 746
55 to 644
18 to 342

$West Alton Veterans by Education

12.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Alton Employment Status

57.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

West 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

72.49%

Born in Missouri

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of West Alton residents were born in the United States, with 72.49% 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
2020528-1-0.19%
2019529-1-0.19%
20185300.00%
2017530-1-0.19%
201653120.38%
20155290.00%
201452920.38%
201352740.76%
201252310.19%
2011522-1-0.19%
20105230.00%