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The City of Alton is located in Madison County in the state of Illinois (IL).

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Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about north of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 27,865 at the 2010 census. It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area in Southern Illinois. It is famous for its limestone bluffs along the river north of the city, for its role preceding and during the American Civil War, and as the hometown of Robert Wadlow, the tallest man known. It was the site of the last Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debate in October 1858. The former state penitentiary here was used during the war to hold up to 12,000 Confederate prisoners of war. The city has been labeled "The most haunted city in America" by paranormal enthusiasts, due to its claimed haunted hot spots, such as McPike Mansion and other structures. Most were built on foundations of stone taken from the former Civil War prison after it was abandoned. Confederate prisoners had suffered severe overcrowding, and many died during a smallpox epidemic. The city holds regular "ghost tours" and has been visited by television crews hoping to film proof of the paranormal. The Clark Bridge which connects Alton to West Alton, Missouri
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Alton Latitude: 38.9395 Longitude: -90.1236

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The Zip Code for Alton, IL is: 62002

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Alton Illinois Physical Characteristics:

The City of Alton has an area of 16.7 square miles
  • Land: 15.470098455598 Sq. Mi. (92.43%)
  • Water: 1.2663822393822 Sq. Mi.(7.57%)
The Alton City takes up 2.3% of the area of Madison County.

Map Location Coordinates:

  • Latitude: +38.9021254
  • Longitude: -090.1540833
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Alton, IL Climate Information:

  • Average Temperature: 56.7°F
  • Average Rainfall: 41.3 inches
*Based on annual average for Weather Station USC00110137 ALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Latitude: 38.8661 Longitude: -90.1461 Elevation: 132.6 feet.

Alton, IL Population Data:

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Alton was 27,865 people, which is 10.3 % of the entire population of Madison County.

Sex:

  • 47.82% Male
  • 52.18% Female

Race:

  • 68.480% White
  • 26.632% Black
  • 0.502% Asian
  • 0.23% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.02% Pacific Islander
  • 3.661% Mixed
  • 0.481% Other

Ethnicity:

  • 98.08% Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 1.92% Hispanic or Latino
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Alton, IL Housing Information:

Average Household Size: 2.3
Number of Residences: 13,266
  • Occupied: 11,734 (88.45%)
  • Vacant: 1,532 (11.55%)
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