Alton employment information

IndexAltonIllinoisNational
Income per capita$20,515$30,019$28,555
Median household income$36,076$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$49,354$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$22,018$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$31,334$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$22,487$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate8.7%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level24.5%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Alton is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Alton is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Alton is 49% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Alton is 57% higher than the national average.

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Alton median earnings by income bracket

Alton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.9%1.3%
Manufacturing sector17.8%0.2%
Financial & insurance services1.9%4.3%
Wholesale & retail services15.3%15.4%
Public administration4.7%2.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.2%3.2%
Education, health & social services13.8%46.3%
Other27.3%21.7%

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Edwardsville, IL24,464$70,79132%
Alton, IL27,517$36,07633%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Melrose, MA27,509$86,40962%
Winona, MN27,526$40,11325%
Central, LA27,505$66,77825%
New London, CT27,536$41,23023%
Fridley, MN27,494$54,5092%
Alton, IL27,517$36,07633%
Source: The Alton, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.