Introduction to East Alton, Illinois

East Alton, Illinois, in Madison county, is 13 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and 19 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri. The village is in the Saint Louis area and has 6,830 residents.

East Alton History

East Alton is a village in Madison County, which was founded on September 14, 1812. The county was formed from the St. Clair and Randolph counties and was named after James Madison.

East Alton and Nearby Attractions

  • Alton Museum of History and Art
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area - Madison
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Beaver Dam State Park
  • Missouri Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In East Alton

East Alton offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Places of interest near the village include parks such as Beaver Dam State Park, Robertsville State Park, Babler State Park, and Pere Marquette State Park. Museums in the area include Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum, Eugene Field House and Toy Museum, and Missouri Historical Society Museum. Several historical sites are nearby as well, including The Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, The Campbell House, and Cahokia Mounds.

East Alton Transportation

Flights are available from Lambert - St Louis International Airport.

East Alton Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Principia College, Lewis And Clark Community College, and Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley.


Total Population 6,231
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,006
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 45.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.4%
Median Earnings25+ $27,695
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,259
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,114


Median Family Income $44,529
% Above Poverty Level 82.5%
% Below Poverty Level 17.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%


People Living Alone 34.3%
Median Gross Rent $831
Median House Value $76,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 20.1%

East Alton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Madison
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62024
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.88
Longitude -90.111

East Alton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, East Alton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rosewood (62024)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alton 27,517 $43,874
Bethalto 9,443 $72,174
Godfrey 17,911 $74,114
Hartford 1,529 $48,342

East Alton Public Libraries

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