Alton, IL

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Living in Alton

Alton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 26,208 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Alton is the 76th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Alton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Alton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alton who work in office and administrative support (12.45%), food service (10.90%), and sales jobs (8.26%).

In terms of college education, Alton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.63% of adults 25 and older in Alton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Alton in 2018 was $23,824, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,296 for a family of four. However, Alton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Alton is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Alton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Alton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.