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Alton, Illinois

Alton is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 34,511 at the 2006 census.

Alton Economy

Alton was once a town of heavy industry and manufacturing. Laclede Steel established major steel manufacturing operations in the town. Alton has transformed itself into a popular tourist retreat. Alton's location and history make it a popular tourist area for antique shopping and gambling aboard the Argosy Casino. During the winter, many visitors from across the country come to Alton for birdwatching, as bald eagles roost on the bluffs along the Mississippi. Other Greater Alton attractions include Alton Marina, nine golf courses including Greater St. Louis' and Illnois' only Arnold Palmer designed and managed course, Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, Alton Square Mall, fine dining, night life, and bed and breakfasts including the "Best of Illinois" . Alton is also a popular venue for weddings, receptions, and honeymoons.

Alton Careers

Among the most common occupations in Alton are Sales and office occupations, 24%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 24%; and Service occupations, 21%. Approximately 78 percent of workers in Alton, Illinois work for companies, 11 percent work for the government and 3 percent are self-employed.

Alton Industries

The leading industries in Alton, Illinois are Educational, health and social services, 24%; Manufacturing, 14%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Alton job listings indicate that the following industries in Alton are hiring the most workers:

Alton Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Alton, Illinois is $27,784, and the median income of households in Alton was $31,213.

Average Salaries in Alton, IL

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According to our Alton Trends data, the number of Alton, Illinois jobs has increased by 3% since October 2013.
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Alton Employment Statistics

Population of Alton
Total population 30,496
Male 46.92%
Female 53.08%
Median age 35.4
Alton Housing
Owner-occupied homes 65.4%
Median cost of a home $56,500
Median mortgage payment $421
Renter-occupied homes 34.6%
Vacant housing 9.9%
Median monthly rent $430
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $33,083
Median for all female full-time $22,485
Household Income
Less than $10,000 16%
$10,000 to $14,999 10%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 19%
$50,000 to $74,999 17%
$75,000 to $99,999 5%
$100,000 to $149,999 3%
$150,000 to $199,999 0%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12%
High school graduate 33%
Some college, no degree 25%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 11%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 29%
Currently married 45%
Separated 3%
Widowed 10%
Divorced 13%
White 74%
Black or African American 25%
Asian 0%
Other 1%
Alton Commute
Carpool 11.5%
Public transportation 2.6%
Average travel time 23 minutes