Alton, IL

27,175 Population
15.5 square miles 1,756.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
 
Population Density
1,756.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
55.7%
was 52.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.2%
was 1.0%
 
Percent Under 18
24.4%
was 24.0%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.6%
was 14.8%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.5
was 8.6
Ranked 25th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
28.1%
was 24.4%
 
Median Household Income
$37,108
was $36,250
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.7
44.6
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.7
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
488.8
was 395.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,918
was 4,663.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
13,939
was 13,780
 
Median Rent
$730
was $718
 
Total Building Permits
13
was 37
 
Occupied Housing Units
11,681
was 11,817
 
Homeownership Rate
59.3%
was 60.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
1
was 37
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
901.1
was 890.8
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
32.2%
was 29.7%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
12
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.9
was 2.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.5
was 1.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.4%
was 97.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100.0%
was 99.9%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.1%
was 90.3%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
17.5%
was 17.7%
 

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