Alton Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Alton Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
26,208

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.1%
5 - 17:
17.2%
18 - 24:
6.9%
25 - 34:
15.3%
35 - 54:
24.7%
55 - 64:
13.6%
Over 65 Years:
16.2%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
3.4%
3.4%
High School Graduates
88.0%
88.0%
College Graduated
18.6%
18.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Alton
$23,824
$23,824
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Alton
$40,211
$40,211
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
26.6%

Employment Industries in Alton

 
Healthcare
19.4%
19.4%
Retail
11.3%
11.3%
Manufacturing
11.1%
11.1%
Accommodation
9.5%
9.5%
Education
6.9%
6.9%
Transportation
6.6%
6.6%
Other
6.1%
6.1%
Administration
4.5%
4.5%
Public Service
4.1%
4.1%
Construction
3.9%
3.9%
Finance
3.7%
3.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
3.6%
3.6%
Wholesale
2.9%
2.9%
Arts
2.9%
2.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
68.7%
68.7%
Black Or African American
24.9%
24.9%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Asian
0.4%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
4.3%
4.3%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
1.6%
1.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
22.7%
22.7%
Irish
11.4%
11.4%
English
6.6%
6.6%
Italian
3.6%
3.6%
French
2.2%
2.2%
African
1.9%
1.9%
Polish
1.7%
1.7%
Scottish
1.2%
1.2%
Dutch
1.0%
1.0%
European
0.9%
0.9%
Scots-Irish
0.8%
0.8%
Norwegian
0.6%
0.6%
Welsh
0.6%
0.6%
Swedish
0.6%
0.6%
British
0.5%
0.5%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
French Canadian
0.3%
0.3%
Scandinavian
0.3%
0.3%
Greek
0.2%
0.2%
Northern European
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
97.5%
97.5%
Spanish
1.1%
1.1%
Tagalog
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.3%
0.3%
Langs. of India
0.3%
0.3%
Greek
0.2%
0.2%
Polish
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.1%
0.1%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.0%
0.0%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Navajo
0.0%
0.0%
Other Asian languages
0.0%
0.0%
Vietnamese
0.0%
0.0%
Laotian
0.0%
0.0%
Thai
0.0%
0.0%
Miao/Hmong
0.0%
0.0%
Mon-Khmer (Cambodian)
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Alton Residents:
1.5%