East Alton, IL Population

Population: 6,830. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,609 (-3.2% change)
Males: 3,265 (47.8%), Females: 3,565 (52.2%)

Madison County

Zip code: 62024

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $28,404
Median house value: $55,600

Races in East Alton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (23.6%), Irish (13.4%), English (11.9%), United States (10.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), French (3.0%).

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 5.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in East Alton

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Alton village

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -397 (-5.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near East Alton:

  • ALTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; ALTON, IL)
  • ALTON MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (about 4 miles; ALTON, IL)
  • SAINT ANTHONY HEALTH CENTER (about 4 miles; ALTON, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to East Alton:

  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 6 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; Abbreviation: ALN)
  • LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (about 20 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Abbreviation: STL)
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 31 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: BLV)
Other public-use airports nearest to East Alton:

  • ST CHARLES COUNTY SMARTT (about 22 miles; ST CHARLES, MO; Abbreviation: SET)
  • ST LOUIS DOWNTOWN (about 22 miles; CAHOKIA/ST LOUIS, IL; Abbreviation: CPS)
  • ST LOUIS METRO-EAST/SHAFER FIELD (about 25 miles; ST JACOB, IL; Abbreviation: 3K6)
Amtrak stations near East Alton:

  • 3 miles: ALTON (3400 COLLEGE AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: ST. LOUIS (550 S. 16TH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Alton:

  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; GODFREY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,451)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 16 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FLORISSANT VALLEY (about 17 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS (about 18 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,715)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 19 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 21 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,441)
  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,939)
Public primary/middle schools in East Alton:

  • EASTWOOD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 1030 3RD ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • EAST ALTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 301; Location: 1000 3RD ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: 210 E ST LOUIS AVE; Grades: PK – PK)
Private primary/middle school in East Alton:

  • ST KEVIN SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 4 ST KEVIN DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in East Alton:

  • EAST ALTON P.L.D. (Operating income: $368,264; Location: 250 WASHINGTON; 66,442 books; 928 audio materials; 4,364 video materials; 131 serial subscriptions)

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