East Alton is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 6,176 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Alton is the 294th largest community in Illinois.
East Alton is a blue-collar town, with 41.68% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, East Alton is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in East Alton who work in sales jobs (12.87%), food service (9.45%), and office and administrative support (8.98%).
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) East Alton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. East Alton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in East Alton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, East Alton may be for you.
East Alton, even though it is a small village, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, village who have a need for low-cost transportation.
In East Alton, just 10.41% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in East Alton in 2010 was $25,742, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,968 for a family of four. However, East Alton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call East Alton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Alton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Alton include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in East Alton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.