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Income/capita 29%
Household income 33%
Unemployment 87%
IndexAltonIllinoisNational
Income per capita$21,189$31,502$29,829
Median household income$37,108$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,739$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,035$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$31,692$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$22,271$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate8.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level28.1%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Alton is 29% 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 87% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Alton is 86% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $24,736$37,108$74,216
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Alton median earnings by income bracket

      Alton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.4%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector19.1%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services1.8%5.6%
      Wholesale & retail services16.2%16.8%
      Public administration5.5%3.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.6%2.1%
      Education, health & social services12.2%40.5%
      Other25.8%22.8%

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      Holiday Shores, IL2,785$83,30751%
      Maryville, IL7,837$82,39249%
      Glen Carbon, IL12,782$81,65848%
      Old Jamestown, MO19,391$77,82341%
      Troy, IL10,041$72,05430%
      Alton, IL27,175$37,10833%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Thomasville, NC27,178$36,79633%
      Isla Vista, CA27,179$22,30460%
      Imperial Beach, CA27,180$48,01013%
      Anderson, SC27,206$31,61343%
      New London, CT27,218$35,35736%
      Alton, IL27,175$37,10833%
      Source: The Alton, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).