East Alton demographics profile

StatisticEast AltonIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)1,15822291
Median age42.637.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%55%55%
Speak English98%77%79%
Speak Spanish0%13%13%
East Alton, IL has a population of 6,171 and is the 5,652nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,158 per sq mi which is 421% higher than the Illinois average and 1178% higher than the national average. The median age in East Alton is 43 which is approximately 14% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In East Alton, 54% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 71% of East Alton residents were born in Illinois, 25% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in East Alton is 421% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in East Alton is 14% higher than Illinois.
  • In East Alton 96.03% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In East Alton 0.19% of the population is African American.
  • In East Alton 1.83% of the population is Asian.

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East Alton population breakdown by race

RaceEast AltonIllinoisNational
African American0.19%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.47%2.34%3.06%
Other race0.47%5.86%4.75%
In East Alton, 0.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The East Alton, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).