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Population (year 2000): 6,830. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,609 (-3.2% change)
Males: 3,265 (47.8%), Females: 3,565 (52.2%)

Madison County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $28,404 (year 2000)
Median house value: $55,600 (year 2000)

East Alton, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in East Alton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (23.6%), Irish (13.4%), English (11.9%), United States (10.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), French (3.0%).Alton, Illinois

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 5.5 square miles

East

For population 25 years and over in East Alton

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Alton village

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -397 (-5.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MO Florissant, (16.2 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (20.0 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (263.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: River, IL (1.9 miles Wood Heights, IL (2.4 miles Rosewood IL Alton, (3.9 miles IL (4.2 miles Hartford, IL (4.3 miles Roxana, IL Bethalto, (4.3 miles Roxana, IL (5.1 miles South IL Godfrey, (8.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,500
  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $143,600

Latitude: 38.88 N, Longitude: 90.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

East Alton, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.4%), Retail trade (15.7%), Manufacturing (14.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,719 (+39.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 441 (16.1%)

Crime in East Alton by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 11 16 9 10 9 10
    per 100,000 161.1 234.3 131.8 146.4 131.8 146.4
Robberies 2 6 20 15 20 9
    per 100,000 29.3 87.8 292.8 219.6 292.8 131.8
Assaults 35 33 38 51 38 32
    per 100,000 512.4 483.2 556.4 746.7 556.4 468.5
Burglaries 71 68 102 75 102 87
    per 100,000 1039.5 995.6 1493.4 1098.1 1493.4 1273.8
Thefts 285 327 291 381 291 306
    per 100,000 4172.8 4787.7 4260.6 5578.3 4260.6 4480.2
Auto thefts 21 27 38 39 38 32
    per 100,000 307.5 395.3 556.4 571.0 556.4 468.5
440.0 509.5 571.3 619.5 571.3 497.7

Average climate in East Alton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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East Alton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the East Alton city center killed 3 people and injured 216 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1981, a category 4 tornado 11.4 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near East Alton:
  • ALTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; ALTON, IL)
  • ALTON MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (about 4 miles; ALTON, IL)
  • SAINT ANTHONY HEALTH CENTER (about 4 miles; ALTON, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to East Alton:
  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 6 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; ID: ALN)
  • LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (about 20 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; ID: STL)
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 31 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; ID: BLV)
Other public-use airports nearest to East Alton:
  • ST CHARLES COUNTY SMARTT (about 22 miles; ST CHARLES, MO; ID: SET)
  • ST LOUIS DOWNTOWN (about 22 miles; CAHOKIA/ST LOUIS, IL; ID: CPS)
  • ST LOUIS METRO-EAST/SHAFER FIELD (about 25 miles; ST JACOB, IL; ID: 3K6)

Amtrak stations near East Alton:
  • 3 miles: ALTON (3400 COLLEGE AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: ST. LOUIS (550 S. 16TH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Alton:
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; GODFREY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,451)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 16 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 10,038)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FLORISSANT VALLEY (about 17 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 3,749)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS (about 18 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 19 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 21 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 3,441)
  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 10,939)
Public primary/middle schools in East Alton:
  • EASTWOOD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 1030 3RD ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EAST ALTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 301; Location: 1000 3RD ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: 210 E ST LOUIS AVE; Grades: PK - PK)
Private primary/middle school in East Alton:
  • ST KEVIN SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 4 ST KEVIN DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in East Alton:
  • EAST ALTON P.L.D. (Operating income: $368,264; Location: 250 WASHINGTON; 66,442 books; 928 audio materials; 4,364 video materials; 131 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in East Alton: Alton Junction (A), East Alton City Hall (B).

Shopping Center: Eastgate Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Parks in East Alton include: Kutter Park (1), Van Preter Park (2).


East Alton compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in East Alton:
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFNS (590 AM; 1 kW; WOOD RIVER, IL; Owner: MISSOURI SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • WBGZ (1570 AM; 1 kW; ALTON, IL)
  • WGNU (920 AM; 1 kW; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: NORMAN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRTH (1430 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO)
  • KIRL (1460 AM; 5 kW; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: BRONCO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in East Alton:
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • KATZ-FM (100.3 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WLCA (89.9 FM; GODFREY, IL; Owner: LEWIS & CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMLL (104.1 FM; JERSEYVILLE, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W288AW (105.5 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFTK-FM1 (97.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUN-FM (95.5 FM; BETHALTO, IL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around East Alton:
  • W50CH (Channel 50; ALTON, IL; Owner: LIBERTY CHRISTIAN CENTER)
  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • K64DT (Channel 64; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K49FC (Channel 49; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K18BT (Channel 18; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K65FN (Channel 65; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K38HD (Channel 38; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

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