What is the current population of East Alton?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of East Alton is 5,790. East Alton, Illinois is the 4,424th largest city in the US.

East Alton Geography [top]

What county is East Alton, Illinois in?

East Alton is located entirely in Madison County.

What is the size of East Alton, Illinois in square miles?

East Alton has an area of 5.3 square miles.

East Alton Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of East Alton?

The peak population of East Alton was in 1990, when its population was 7,212. In 1990, East Alton was the 3,175th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,424th largest city in the US. East Alton is currently 19.7% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is East Alton shrinking?

East Alton has shrunk 15.0% since the year 2000. East Alton, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 99% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of East Alton, Illinois?

East Alton has a population density of 1,182.6 people per square mile.

East Alton Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of East Alton, Illinois?

The total voting age population of East Alton, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 4,775. The voting age population is 52.9% male and 47.1% female.

What percentage of East Alton, Illinois residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 17.7% of the residents of East Alton are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of East Alton, Illinois?

The racial demographics of East Alton are 91.6% White, 4.4% Black, 2.2% Two or more races and 1.8% Asian. Additionally, 0.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of East Alton, Illinois residents are below the poverty line?

In East Alton, 18.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 35.3%. On a per-household basis, 14.0% of families are below the poverty line in East Alton.

What percentage of East Alton, Illinois residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 58.3% of East Alton residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among East Alton, Illinois residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 87.7% of East Alton residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 17.5% have a bachelor's degree and 1.6% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of East Alton, Illinois residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among East Alton residents aged 5 and older, 1.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.1% speak an Asian language.

East Alton Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in East Alton, Illinois?

The unemployment rate in East Alton is 6.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of East Alton, Illinois residents work for the government?

In East Alton, 12.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in East Alton, Illinois?

The median household income in East Alton is $44,830.

East Alton Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in East Alton, Illinois?

In East Alton, 57.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in East Alton, Illinois?

Renters occupy 43.0% of housing units in East Alton.

What percentage of East Alton, Illinois housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in East Alton, 20.6% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of East Alton, Illinois housing units were built after 2000?

In East Alton, 8.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 290 units.

What is the median monthly rent in East Alton, Illinois?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in East Alton is $766.

What percentage of households in East Alton, Illinois have broadband internet?

In East Alton, 74.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

East Alton Population By Year

Population Graph For East Alton
Year Population Rank in US
2021 5,790 4,424
2020 5,840 4,394
2019 5,954 4,299
2018 6,025 4,261
2017 6,100 4,216
2016 6,141 4,193
2015 6,176 4,161
2014 6,215 4,129
2013 6,172 4,131
2012 6,210 4,105
2011 6,253 4,072
2010 6,301 4,046
2000 6,819 3,610
1990 7,212 3,175

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
2852 Schiller Park 11,424 -2.8%
2859 Markham 11,399 -10.4%
2865 Pontiac 11,359 -5.0%
2891 Troy 11,175 30.6%
2896 Burr Ridge 11,134 3.3%
2910 Waterloo 11,062 35.0%
2934 Columbia 10,959 37.0%
2940 Fox Lake 10,927 18.4%
2955 Summit 10,875 2.2%
2956 Roscoe 10,871 71.1%
2964 Campton Hills 10,836 18.1%
2977 Pingree Grove 10,725 5635.2%
2978 Taylorville 10,725 -15.2%
2983 Worth 10,708 -3.0%
2989 Crestwood 10,683 -5.0%
2995 Barrington 10,665 4.6%
3018 Lyons 10,552 3.0%
3025 River Grove 10,531 -1.1%
3058 Riverdale 10,397 -30.8%
3061 Wood River 10,386 -8.0%
3127 Winfield 10,140 14.7%
3143 Highland 10,044 17.6%
3146 Manhattan 10,037 193.9%
3187 Peru 9,842 -0.1%
3215 Sauk Village 9,698 -6.9%
3231 Mahomet 9,589 91.0%
3255 LaSalle 9,499 -3.9%
3268 Flossmoor 9,461 1.2%
3269 Harvard 9,459 16.1%
3275 Steger 9,438 -2.7%
3277 Itasca 9,430 12.7%
3283 Rochelle 9,367 -3.2%
3284 Bethalto 9,359 -2.1%
3313 Sugar Grove 9,235 125.0%
3319 Hawthorn Woods 9,211 49.8%
3336 Willowbrook 9,127 0.8%
3347 Riverside 9,061 2.0%
3361 Manteno 8,999 37.4%
3366 Lynwood 8,978 12.3%
3398 Harwood Heights 8,836 6.3%
3406 Savoy 8,823 95.7%
3417 Monmouth 8,778 -10.5%
3429 Rock Falls 8,724 -9.0%
3437 Lake Villa 8,692 40.4%
3438 Olney 8,692 -0.9%
3441 Glencoe 8,687 -0.6%
3444 Mascoutah 8,676 50.4%
3456 Clarendon Hills 8,625 9.7%
3494 Glenwood 8,477 -6.0%
3519 Crete 8,407 7.4%
3533 Gilberts 8,349 547.2%
3552 Long Grove 8,308 21.9%
3561 Jerseyville 8,289 3.5%
3603 Maryville 8,184 66.5%
3619 Hillside 8,142 0.0%
3620 Paris 8,140 -11.6%
3624 Harrisburg 8,129 -17.5%
3635 Oak Brook 8,086 -6.5%
3653 Island Lake 8,027 -2.0%
3675 Broadview 7,956 -3.5%
3678 Silvis 7,952 9.4%
3681 Lincolnshire 7,932 29.0%
3682 South Beloit 7,932 45.7%
3694 Park City 7,867 18.0%
3715 West Dundee 7,784 37.4%
3716 Rockton 7,781 42.2%
3722 Hampshire 7,758 159.7%
3736 Princeton 7,716 2.6%
3747 Round Lake Park 7,688 26.8%
3758 Chester 7,645 -9.1%
3778 Marengo 7,572 17.9%
3823 Inverness 7,449 6.4%
3888 North Riverside 7,249 8.5%
3897 West Frankfort 7,229 -12.2%
3913 Robinson 7,187 5.8%
3914 Salem 7,187 -8.9%
3920 Sandwich 7,178 9.0%
3948 University Park 7,082 5.1%
3964 Murphysboro 7,023 -19.2%
3979 Mendota 6,982 -4.0%
3988 Stickney 6,963 13.4%
4010 Clinton 6,913 -7.7%
4028 Calumet Park 6,843 -19.5%
4034 Vandalia 6,836 -2.2%
4048 Mount Carmel 6,804 -14.7%
4069 Litchfield 6,726 -3.5%
4070 Orland Hills 6,725 -1.1%
4074 Benton 6,708 -3.1%
4085 Winthrop Harbor 6,656 -1.3%
4135 Geneseo 6,512 0.1%
4138 Greenville 6,507 -7.4%
4188 Johnsburg 6,377 17.1%
4219 Elburn 6,283 121.7%
4225 Countryside 6,275 3.4%
4229 Volo 6,269 2913.9%
4240 Lakemoor 6,234 112.6%
4254 Braidwood 6,182 17.3%
4311 Chillicothe 6,042 1.1%
4356 Monticello 5,931 15.3%
4361 Mount Zion 5,920 21.3%
4372 Metropolis 5,903 -10.1%
4373 Pontoon Beach 5,900 2.5%
4381 Hillsboro 5,874 -7.7%
4392 Bartonville 5,855 -7.4%
4396 Beardstown 5,844 0.8%
4408 Carterville 5,828 24.0%
4410 Peoria Heights 5,827 -11.7%
4416 Du Quoin 5,811 -10.0%
4424 East Alton 5,790 -15.0%
4442 Coal City 5,749 18.3%
4447 Willow Springs 5,729 11.0%
4487 Northfield 5,634 1.2%
4490 Wilmington 5,624 4586.6%
4507 Lake Bluff 5,589 -7.9%
4516 Carlinville 5,575 -7.7%
4546 Spring Grove 5,511 37.7%
4555 Posen 5,497 16.0%
4560 Spring Valley 5,486 0.7%
4608 Highwood 5,374 -1.8%
4640 Genoa 5,300 24.7%
4661 Pana 5,262 -11.4%
4685 Berkeley 5,214 -0.4%
4695 Pinckneyville 5,198 -5.2%
4697 Eureka 5,193 3.3%
4746 Monee 5,103 67.4%
4760 Lake Barrington 5,080 6.3%
4763 Poplar Grove 5,076 171.4%
4781 Milan 5,039 -6.0%
4796 Colona 5,021 -3.7%
4799 South Barrington 5,016 32.5%
4814 Staunton 4,997 -2.8%
4865 Creve Coeur 4,897 -9.9%
4882 Palos Park 4,871 0.2%
4903 Hoopeston 4,836 -19.1%
4929 Marseilles 4,804 2.6%
4934 Carmi 4,796 -11.3%
4942 Fairfield 4,778 -11.6%
4954 Flora 4,753 -5.9%
4982 Beecher 4,690 120.3%
4985 Fox River Grove 4,688 -6.2%
5007 Olympia Fields 4,654 -1.7%
5008 Tuscola 4,654 3.8%
5021 Sherman 4,635 59.6%
5027 Robbins 4,627 -30.1%
5030 Watseka 4,622 -18.5%
5033 Breese 4,614 12.7%
5036 Shelbyville 4,609 -6.9%
5057 Lebanon 4,569 28.5%
5082 Freeburg 4,532 10.8%
5100 Auburn 4,507 1.3%
5118 Stone Park 4,470 -12.7%
5125 Paxton 4,459 -2.7%
5176 Cortland 4,391 105.7%
5179 Caseyville 4,389 0.7%
5182 Sullivan 4,387 0.5%
5235 Lakewood 4,296 80.5%
5275 Hometown 4,240 -4.9%
5313 West Peoria 4,202 -11.4%
5317 Lawrenceville 4,195 -11.1%
5319 Pittsfield 4,193 -9.4%
5323 Peotone 4,182 22.5%
5332 Anna 4,171 -18.9%
5335 Centreville 4,167 -29.8%
5339 Kildeer 4,165 17.2%
5386 Green Oaks 4,080 12.7%
5397 Barrington Hills 4,060 2.5%
5406 Morrison 4,046 -9.6%
5414 Millstadt 4,028 36.2%
5423 Indian Head Park 4,008 8.8%
5432 Dwight 3,998 -8.6%
5443 Burnham 3,989 -4.3%
5445 Smithton 3,988 67.3%
5451 Wonder Lake 3,971 37.3%
5464 Sparta 3,950 -13.6%
5469 Dupo 3,941 0.1%
5478 South Chicago Heights 3,924 -1.0%
5504 Marshall 3,892 -0.5%
5521 Metamora 3,875 41.6%
5531 Rosemont 3,855 -8.6%
5544 Rochester 3,840 32.9%
5545 Coal Valley 3,839 5.9%
5585 Byron 3,775 24.2%
5594 Riverwoods 3,765 -2.3%
5623 St. Joseph 3,725 25.0%
5650 Eldorado 3,690 -18.3%
5660 Red Bud 3,684 7.1%
5661 Forsyth 3,683 49.7%
5680 Oglesby 3,660 0.5%
5684 Deer Park 3,656 16.4%
5708 Fulton 3,623 -6.7%
5714 Aledo 3,620 0.3%
5728 Fairbury 3,595 -9.5%
5732 Oregon 3,592 -11.6%
5776 Hainesville 3,528 63.8%
5778 Tolono 3,528 29.9%
5798 Riverton 3,497 12.8%
5803 Wadsworth 3,495 3.3%
5821 Gibson City 3,476 2.9%
5830 Le Roy 3,459 3.5%
5883 Germantown Hills 3,401 48.6%
5896 New Baden 3,388 12.5%
5926 Johnston City 3,349 -5.5%
5987 Galena 3,282 -5.2%
6029 Carlyle 3,222 -5.4%
6059 South Jacksonville 3,191 -8.0%
6060 Virden 3,191 -8.4%
6067 Sleepy Hollow 3,183 -10.7%
6084 Gillespie 3,166 -6.8%
6107 North Barrington 3,144 5.8%
6119 Madison 3,129 -31.0%
6124 Westville 3,120 -1.4%
6130 East Dundee 3,115 4.3%
6159 Georgetown 3,092 -14.5%
6205 Momence 3,057 -3.0%
6206 Nashville 3,057 -2.8%
6240 Rushville 3,026 -5.9%
6349 Savanna 2,909 -17.8%
6352 Dixmoor 2,906 -26.1%
6354 Havana 2,905 -18.6%
6358 Winnebago 2,903 -2.4%
6363 Cherry Valley 2,897 29.7%

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