East Alton is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,954 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Alton is the 294th largest community in Illinois.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, East Alton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.60% of the East Alton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, East Alton is a village of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Alton who work in office and administrative support (12.85%), management occupations (11.80%), and food service (10.57%).
The percentage of adults in East Alton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.46% of the adults in East Alton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in East Alton in 2018 was $25,411, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,644 for a family of four. However, East Alton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call East Alton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Alton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in East Alton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in East Alton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.