Population: 29,303

Male 48% Female 52%
Married 48%
Single 52%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Alton has a very low population density. Alton is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,873 Alton
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Alton, IL, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Alton, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Alton has a population density of 1,873, with 29,303 current residents.

Out of the 29,303 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 48% of the residents are married and 52% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 55% Sun
  • 38% Rain
  • 11% Snow


54°F average temperature

  • 57 years Median home age
  • $79,700 Median home price
  • 0.61% Home appreciation rate
  • 16.94% Annual property tax
  • 57.9%
    Homes owned
  • 30.4%
    Homes rented
  • 11.7%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Alton, the air quality is 10% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 38% rainy, and 11% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Alton, you should know that 57.9% of homes are owned while 30.4% of homes are rented, and 11.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $79,700, the median age of homes is 57 years, the annual home appreciation is 0.61% and the annual property tax is 16.94%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Alton, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Alton’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Alton is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 53.75% Democratic, 44.55% Republican, and 1.70% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:19


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 81%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 11%
    Bachelors degree
  • 5%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Alton, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.20% of residents are unemployed in Alton (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Alton residents: 7.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 18.20% are in the arts and sciences field, 21.9% are in the customer service field, 26.3% are in the sales field, 0.16% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 18.5% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:19. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 81.40%, 7.40% of residents have an associate’s degree, 11.07% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.29% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Alton, you should be aware that the average commute time is 25 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Alton have a few different options. 82% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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