Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$19,202$27,044$29,829
Median household income$24,688$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$40,233$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,375$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$35,288$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$31,818$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate1.3%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level21.8%15.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Alton is 36% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Alton is 55% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Alton is 71% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Alton is 45% higher than the national average

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      $16,457 $24,688 $49,376
      $33,058 $49,593 $99,186
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Alton median earnings by income bracket

      Alton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry30.2%30.2%
      Manufacturing sector30.2%30.2%
      Financial & insurance services0.9%0.9%
      Wholesale & retail services10.4%10.4%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.6%6.6%
      Education, health & social services8.5%8.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Mammoth Spring, AR1,117$43,83320.8%
      Thayer, MO2,578$29,74446.2%
      Koshkonong, MO153$26,25052.6%
      Thomasville, MO0$0100.0%
      Alton, MO638$24,68855.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Mountain Park city, GA638$74,37534.4%
      Elgin, IA638$49,65910.2%
      Oretta, LA638$0100.0%
      Lake Benton, MN638$46,53815.9%
      Warner, NH638$35,92135.1%
      Alton, MO638$24,68855.4%
      Source: The Alton, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).