Income/capita 10%
Household income 19%
Unemployment 7%
IndexEast AltonIllinoisNational
Income per capita$26,957$31,502$29,829
Median household income$44,722$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,036$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,231$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$38,904$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$14,583$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.0%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level16.2%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in East Alton is 10% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in East Alton is 19% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in East Alton is 7% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in East Alton is 7% higher than the national average

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      East Alton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.4%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector21.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%2.0%
      Wholesale & retail services10.5%27.0%
      Public administration7.5%4.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.4%0.0%
      Education, health & social services11.3%38.9%

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      East Alton, IL6,171$44,72219%

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      East Alton, IL6,171$44,72219%
      Source: The East Alton, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).