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Alton city, Illinois

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Alton city, Illinois
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 26,208
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 26,208
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 27,932
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -6.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 27,865
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.1%
Female persons, percent
53.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
71.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
24.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
4.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
69.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,844
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 59.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $80,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $946
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $419
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $759
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 11,492
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.29
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 82.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 74.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 88.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 17.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 15.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 59.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 85,511
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 391,675
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 442,739
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 219,541
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 500,184
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $18,245
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 23.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $38,581
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,274
Persons in poverty, percent
27.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 1,885
Men-owned firms, 2012 858
Women-owned firms, 2012 728
Minority-owned firms, 2012 493
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,246
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 290
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,333
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,801.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 15.47
FIPS Code 1701114
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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