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Population for Alton: 25,902

Total Males: 12,387
Total Females: 13,515
Total Households: 12,836
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Brief Information About Alton

Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 27,865. It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area in Southern Illinois.

Alton is famous for a number of reasons, notably its limestone bluffs along the river north of the city, for its role preceding and during the American Civil War, and as the hometown of Robert Wadlow, the tallest man known. It is also known as the "most haunted city in America" for its claimed haunted spots that are popular about paranormal enthusiasts.

From a past of heavy manufacturing and industry, Alton has now transitioned into a popular tourist and antique destination, building on heritage tourism. Popular activies include shopping, golfing, biking, gambling and touring historic sites.

It also has an art center, theater groups, a newspaper and a radio station.

ACS DEMOGRAPHIC AND HOUSING ESTIMATES OF Alton, IL (2020)
Label Estimate Margin of Error Percent Percent Margin of Error
  SEX AND AGE
      Total population 25,902 ±34 25,902% (x)
            Male 12,387 ±450 48% ±2
            Female 13,515 ±453 52% ±2
            Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 92 ±6 (x) (x)
            Under 5 years 1,429 ±224 6% ±1
            5 to 9 years 2,042 ±331 8% ±1
            10 to 14 years 1,855 ±274 7% ±1
            15 to 19 years 1,600 ±265 6% ±1
            20 to 24 years 1,014 ±203 4% ±1
            25 to 34 years 3,744 ±431 15% ±2
            35 to 44 years 3,505 ±364 14% ±1
            45 to 54 years 3,035 ±411 12% ±2
            55 to 59 years 1,561 ±232 6% ±1
            60 to 64 years 1,881 ±296 7% ±1
            65 to 74 years 2,684 ±316 10% ±1
            75 to 84 years 1,141 ±194 4% ±1
            85 years and over 411 ±144 2% ±1
            Median age (years) 38 ±2 (x) (x)
            Under 18 years 6,259 ±506 24% ±2
            16 years and over 20,292 ±515 78% ±2
            18 years and over 19,643 ±513 76% ±2
            21 years and over 18,726 ±486 72% ±2
            62 years and over 5,351 ±488 21% ±2
            65 years and over 4,236 ±410 16% ±2
        18 years and over 19,643 ±513 19,643% (x)
              Male 9,267 ±451 47% ±2
              Female 10,376 ±441 53% ±2
              Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 89 ±7 (x) (x)
        65 years and over 4,236 ±410 4,236% (x)
              Male 1,637 ±207 39% ±4
              Female 2,599 ±308 61% ±4
              Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 63 ±9 (x) (x)
  RACE
      Total population 25,902 ±34 25,902% (x)
              One race 24,575 ±416 95% ±2
              Two or more races 1,327 ±417 5% ±2
          One race 24,575 ±416 95% ±2
                White 17,688 ±774 68% ±3
                Black or African American 6,514 ±824 25% ±3
          American Indian and Alaska Native 50 ±39 0% ±0
                Cherokee tribal grouping 33 ±35 0% ±0
                Chippewa tribal grouping 0 ±22 0% ±0
                Navajo tribal grouping 0 ±22 0% ±0
                Sioux tribal grouping 0 ±22 0% ±0
          Asian 148 ±104 1% ±0
                Asian Indian 73 ±95 0% ±0
                Chinese 0 ±22 0% ±0
                Filipino 42 ±42 0% ±0
                Japanese 13 ±16 0% ±0
                Korean 0 ±22 0% ±0
                Vietnamese 15 ±24 0% ±0
                Other Asian 5 ±13 0% ±0
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0 ±22 0% ±0
                Native Hawaiian 0 ±22 0% ±0
                Chamorro 0 ±22 0% ±0
                Samoan 0 ±22 0% ±0
                Other Pacific Islander 0 ±22 0% ±0
            Some other race 175 ±103 1% ±0
          Two or more races 1,327 ±417 5% ±2
                White and Black or African American 998 ±400 4% ±2
                White and American Indian and Alaska Native 75 ±43 0% ±0
                White and Asian 125 ±90 1% ±0
                Black or African American and American Indian and Alaska Native 6 ±11 0% ±0
  Race alone or in combination with one or more other races
        Total population 25,902 ±34 25,902% (x)
                White 18,976 ±809 73% ±3
                Black or African American 7,580 ±762 29% ±3
                American Indian and Alaska Native 166 ±69 1% ±0
                Asian 306 ±148 1% ±1
                Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0 ±22 0% ±0
                Some other race 255 ±113 1% ±0
  HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
        Total population 25,902 ±34 25,902% (x)
              Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 481 ±182 2% ±1
                    Mexican 376 ±168 2% ±1
                    Puerto Rican 29 ±33 0% ±0
                    Cuban 0 ±22 0% ±0
                    Other Hispanic or Latino 76 ±57 0% ±0
              Not Hispanic or Latino 25,421 ±186 98% ±1
                    White alone 17,378 ±770 67% ±3
                    Black or African American alone 6,512 ±824 25% ±3
                    American Indian and Alaska Native alone 41 ±35 0% ±0
                    Asian alone 148 ±104 1% ±0
                    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0 ±22 0% ±0
                    Some other race alone 59 ±77 0% ±0
                Two or more races 1,283 ±415 5% ±2
                      Two races including Some other race 27 ±25 0% ±0
                      Two races excluding Some other race, and Three or more races 1,256 ±415 5% ±2
        Total housing units 12,836 ±416 (x) (x)
  CITIZEN, VOTING AGE POPULATION
        Citizen, 18 and over population 19,448 ±520 19,448% (x)
                Male 9,154 ±462 47% ±2
                Female 10,294 ±442 53% ±2
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