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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,171
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+2,777
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18%
Median Earnings25+$31,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,673
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,179

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,978
% Above Poverty Level83.8%
% Below Poverty Level16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone30.9%
Median Gross Rent$865
Median House Value$82,000

Ancestry

German24%
Irish17.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13%
Italian10.3%
English9.2%
French Except Basque7%
Scottish3%
Dutch2%
Polish1.1%
Danishn0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Greek0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Swiss0.3%
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East Alton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes62024
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.88
Approximate Longitude-90.1

East Alton 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
Distance4.9 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
Distance19.9 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
StationST CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alton27,175$45,357
Bethalto9,364$72,925
Godfrey17,809$77,777
Hartford1,569$49,233
Roxana1,800$50,278

East Alton Public Libraries

East Alton Public Library District
250 WASHINGTON AVENUE
East Alton, Illinois
(618) 259-0787

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East Alton Public Schools

East Alton Middle School
1000 3rd St
ZIP: 62024
(618) 433-2201
Middle
Total Enrollment 224
Eastwood Elem School
1030 3rd St
ZIP: 62024
(618) 433-2101
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Washington Elem School
210 E Saint Louis Ave
ZIP: 62024
(618) 433-2001
Primary
Total Enrollment 145
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