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Overview

Introduction to Bethalto, Illinois

Bethalto, Illinois, in Madison county, is 17 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and 23 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri. Part of the surrounding Saint Louis metro area, Bethalto is home to some 9,454 residents.

Bethalto History

Bethalto, first settled in 1809, was formerly inhabited by Native Americans. The early settlers were attracted by the rich soil of the area as well as the various outcroppings of coal. The Alton - Terre Haute Railroad entered the area during the mid 1850s. The area was first platted on June 23, 1854 by Joe Starkey. The old Village Hall of Bethalto, built in 1873 and enlarged in 1885, is located in Madison County, which was created on September 14, 1812.

Bethalto and nearby Attractions

  • Airport Plaza Shopping Center
  • Bethalto Historical Museum
  • Belk Park Golf Course
  • Alton Museum of History and Art
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area - Madison

Things To Do In Bethalto

Bethalto offers easy access to various museums like the Alton Museum of History and Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri Historical Society Museum, the Eugene Field House and Toy Museum, and the Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum. The Bethalto Historical Museum provides absorbing insights into the history of this area. One can shop at the Airport Plaza Shopping Center. The Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area - Madison provides opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, camping, and picnicking. The Khoury League Park and Bethalto Park are two local parks.

Bethalto Transportation

Air transportation is available at Lambert - St Louis International Airport.

Bethalto Higher Education

Lewis and Clark Community College, Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville provide higher education programs.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,364
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+4,261
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married52.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.3%
Median Earnings25+$36,042
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,194
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,461

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,925
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.1%
Median Gross Rent$730
Median House Value$132,600

Ancestry

German36.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
Irish12.6%
English10.7%
Italian4.6%
French Except Basque3.8%
Dutch2.3%
Albanian1.5%
Scottish1.5%
Polish1.3%
Swedish0.6%
Lithuanian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Bethalto Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes62010
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.9
Approximate Longitude-90.04

Bethalto Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp45 to 64 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationJERSEYVILLE 2 SW
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationCARLINVILLE
Distance27.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alton27,175$45,357
East Alton6,171$47,978
Hartford1,569$49,233
Roxana1,800$50,278

Bethalto Public Libraries

Bethalto Public Library District
321 SOUTH PRAIRIE STREET
Bethalto, Illinois
(618) 377-8141

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Bethalto Public Schools

Bethalto East Primary School
309 Albers Pl
ZIP: 62010
(618) 377-7250
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Civic Memorial High School
200 School St
ZIP: 62010
(618) 377-7220
High
Total Enrollment 766
Cm West
101 School St
ZIP: 62010
(618) 377-7208
High
Parkside Primary School
600 E Central St
ZIP: 62010
(618) 377-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Wilbur Trimpe Middle School
910 2nd St
ZIP: 62010
(618) 377-7240
Middle
Total Enrollment 562

Bethalto Private Schools

Our Lady Queen Of Peace School
618 N Prairie St
ZIP: 62010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 138
Zion Lutheran School
625 Church Dr
ZIP: 62010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 157
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