Latest Data (2016)
Population 26,861
Nationwide Rank 1390

Quick Facts

Alton, Illinois is the 1,390th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Alton, Illinois is a city.

Alton, Illinois is currently 18.9% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Alton, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Alton, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
1380 Horn Lake, Mississippi 27,042 34.1%
1381 Thomasville, North Carolina 27,030 10.2%
1382 Independence, Kentucky 27,024 78.0%
1383 Wooster, Ohio 27,023 6.8%
1384 Key West, Florida 26,990 6.1%
1385 New London, Connecticut 26,984 3.0%
1386 Easton, Pennsylvania 26,978 2.8%
1387 East St. Louis, Illinois 26,922 -14.6%
1388 Saratoga Springs, Utah 26,887 2040.6%
1389 Paramus, New Jersey 26,880 4.3%
1390 Alton, Illinois 26,861 -11.8%
1391 Lemon Grove, California 26,860 7.6%
1392 West Linn, Oregon 26,859 19.6%
1393 Auburn, New York 26,821 -5.8%
1394 Zionsville, Indiana 26,784 154.3%
1395 Garden City, Kansas 26,747 -6.2%
1396 Garden City, Michigan 26,719 -11.1%
1397 Norco, California 26,714 9.7%
1398 Huntley, Illinois 26,611 327.9%
1399 McHenry, Illinois 26,611 22.0%
1400 Carrollton, Georgia 26,562 32.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
708 Wheaton 53,389 -3.9%
739 Oak Park 51,774 -1.3%
740 Hoffman Estates 51,738 4.1%
764 Downers Grove 49,473 -0.4%
807 Glenview 47,475 9.9%
825 Elmhurst 46,387 7.6%
861 Lombard 43,815 2.7%
870 DeKalb 43,194 10.2%
877 Plainfield 42,933 212.3%
895 Moline 42,250 -3.8%
900 Urbana 42,014 11.0%
903 Belleville 41,906 -1.0%
917 Buffalo Grove 41,346 -4.4%
921 Bartlett 41,178 11.8%
932 Quincy 40,531 -0.3%
938 Crystal Lake 40,339 5.1%
941 Streamwood 40,166 9.6%
944 Carol Stream 40,069 -1.0%
955 Romeoville 39,706 79.7%
993 Wheeling 38,315 5.6%
995 Carpentersville 38,291 23.0%
998 Rock Island 38,210 -3.6%
1003 Hanover Park 38,044 -0.6%
1021 Park Ridge 37,496 -0.7%
1032 Addison 36,902 1.3%
1037 Calumet City 36,732 -5.8%
1105 Oswego 34,571 148.7%
1114 Glendale Heights 34,145 6.7%
1135 Woodridge 33,476 7.5%
1138 Northbrook 33,421 -0.3%
1152 Pekin 33,038 -2.5%
1159 Elk Grove Village 32,931 -5.2%
1165 St. Charles 32,717 15.8%
1193 Danville 31,597 -8.1%
1200 Mundelein 31,475 1.1%
1218 Galesburg 30,960 -8.1%
1219 Gurnee 30,957 6.9%
1220 Algonquin 30,947 33.1%
1258 Chicago Heights 30,026 -8.3%
1261 North Chicago 29,951 -16.7%
1271 Highland Park 29,641 -2.2%
1272 Niles 29,617 -1.3%
1287 O'Fallon 29,031 30.3%
1291 Granite City 28,908 -9.4%
1292 Burbank 28,886 3.4%
1298 Lake in the Hills 28,830 19.7%
1333 Lansing 28,086 -0.7%
1336 Glen Ellyn 28,042 2.9%
1345 Oak Forest 27,792 -1.4%
1346 Round Lake Beach 27,776 6.2%
1368 West Chicago 27,221 13.9%
1369 Wilmette 27,219 -1.4%
1387 East St. Louis 26,922 -14.6%
1390 Alton 26,861 -11.8%
1398 Huntley 26,611 327.9%
1399 McHenry 26,611 22.0%
1409 Kankakee 26,445 -4.3%
1413 Batavia 26,391 8.1%
1417 Vernon Hills 26,328 29.2%
1422 New Lenox 26,217 42.7%
1424 Carbondale 26,179 -0.2%
1477 Lockport 25,231 60.6%
1478 Melrose Park 25,229 8.8%
1485 Woodstock 25,085 23.4%
1486 Edwardsville 25,071 12.0%
1487 Belvidere 25,070 18.2%
1498 Harvey 24,947 -16.7%
1512 Westmont 24,767 -0.5%
1517 Collinsville 24,635 -1.2%
1520 Elmwood Park 24,626 -2.9%
1529 Homer Glen 24,481 9.0%
1536 Freeport 24,392 -7.6%
1557 Zion 24,029 4.4%
1558 Rolling Meadows 24,021 -2.5%
1574 Maywood 23,756 -11.8%
1587 Loves Park 23,413 15.1%
1590 Blue Island 23,401 -0.2%
1598 Morton Grove 23,227 3.6%
1613 East Peoria 22,939 1.1%
1615 Lisle 22,930 1.4%
1618 Dolton 22,891 -10.5%
1619 Machesney Park 22,873 9.9%
1622 Roselle 22,814 -2.1%
1651 South Elgin 22,433 35.6%
1667 Darien 22,085 -3.8%
1669 Bloomingdale 22,075 1.4%
1679 Villa Park 21,882 -1.9%
1680 Geneva 21,880 10.6%
1682 South Holland 21,817 -1.8%
1686 Park Forest 21,785 -7.3%
1719 Crest Hill 21,169 55.1%
1720 East Moline 21,135 -1.5%
1721 Charleston 21,133 -0.1%
1749 Grayslake 20,831 11.1%
1779 Libertyville 20,405 -1.9%
1799 Mokena 20,097 36.3%
1813 Lake Zurich 19,967 7.5%
1836 Evergreen Park 19,637 -5.5%
1843 Montgomery 19,523 248.3%
1854 Lake Forest 19,388 -3.8%
1873 Homewood 19,175 -1.8%
1876 Alsip 19,158 -2.7%
1882 Bellwood 19,107 -6.8%
1885 Matteson 19,097 46.4%
1891 Deerfield 19,000 2.5%
1903 Frankfort 18,857 76.3%
1906 Yorkville 18,833 185.9%
1914 Brookfield 18,753 -1.6%
1918 Jacksonville 18,729 -6.3%
1932 Bourbonnais 18,499 20.4%
1945 Round Lake 18,375 204.8%
1946 Bensenville 18,355 -11.4%
1948 Macomb 18,352 -0.5%
1954 Ottawa 18,289 -1.4%
1965 Franklin Park 18,110 -7.0%
1972 Mattoon 18,028 -1.1%
1989 Sycamore 17,867 43.7%
1993 Cary 17,840 14.3%
1994 Marion 17,826 9.9%
2002 Godfrey 17,733 5.5%
2007 Hinsdale 17,631 0.9%
2027 North Aurora 17,426 59.0%
2029 Palos Hills 17,410 -1.4%
2056 Shorewood 16,948 109.1%
2058 Lemont 16,895 24.9%
2064 Washington 16,851 43.5%
2078 Fairview Heights 16,686 11.2%
2085 Country Club Hills 16,637 2.7%
2096 Westchester 16,563 -1.4%
2129 Morton 16,287 5.3%
2137 Bridgeview 16,248 5.9%
2138 Prospect Heights 16,242 -4.6%
2197 La Grange 15,610 0.1%
2216 Bradley 15,471 18.8%
2247 Mount Vernon 15,137 -7.4%
2248 Dixon 15,135 -5.4%
2272 Sterling 14,908 -5.6%
2291 Midlothian 14,699 2.5%
2311 Norridge 14,498 -0.4%
2312 Morris 14,496 20.5%
2330 Lindenhurst 14,372 12.1%
2342 Antioch 14,274 58.1%
2344 Cahokia 14,260 -12.8%
2345 Chicago Ridge 14,236 0.8%
2357 Canton 14,094 -7.9%
2366 Hickory Hills 13,992 0.5%
2368 Forest Park 13,982 -10.7%
2373 Lincoln 13,969 -9.0%
2381 Beach Park 13,913 36.9%
2384 Hazel Crest 13,892 -6.2%
2398 Wood Dale 13,813 1.5%
2406 Wauconda 13,758 42.4%
2435 Richton Park 13,557 7.8%
2442 Swansea 13,500 22.7%
2445 La Grange Park 13,483 1.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 26,861 1,390
2015 27,003 1,376
2014 27,177 1,361
2013 27,290 1,345
2012 27,415 1,326
2011 27,623 1,299
2010 27,865 1,282
2009 29,264 1,200
2008 29,349 1,183
2007 29,416 1,172
2006 29,397 1,167
2005 29,524 1,140
2004 29,755 1,120
2003 29,997 1,106
2002 30,182 1,088
2001 30,412 1,062
2000 30,459 1,047
1990 33,135 838