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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Alton

The people are friendly. Close enough to take a short drive to St. Louis and see or buy most anything you want or need.

Neighbors are mostly good. Trees are nice. Can walk to Downtown to the mall. Nice parks not too far away but will always be homeless people there.

Lots of families. Good school district. Close to shopping. Lots of green. Houses around mine are nice

We started a neighborhood circle in our yard. Most.nice days we have 7-12 people out visiting. Other neighbors will slow down and Honk and wave. I have 3 bowls in yard with fresh water for people walking their dogs.

My neighborhood is in the middle of everything 5 minute drive to just about anywhere. Very quiet considering its the capital of the state

What is unique about this neighborhood is that none of the residents are under 65 years of age. As far as entertainment there is nothing within 3 miles.

Who Lives Here

Alton Demographics

Education

High School

43%

Associate's

39%

Bachelor's

11%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

43%

3 people

23%

4 people

19%

5 people

8%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

60%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

3%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

32%

45-65

27%

65+

16%

Getting Around Alton

Alton Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

38%

15-30 Mins

29%

30-40 Mins

13%

40-60 Mins

15%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3939

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Percentage: 3030

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

What Renters Are Saying

Alton Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 8 of 8 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 7 of 8 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 7 of 8 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 6 of 8 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 6 of 8 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 6 of 8 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 8 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 6 of 8 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 8 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 5 of 8 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 5 of 8 renters

Near Grocery Stores

No

Say 5 of 8 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 5 of 8 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 7 of 8 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 8 of 8 renters

Alton Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

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All About

Living in Alton, IL

A town located in Illinois, Alton has a population of approximately 27,000. The city's population, at an average age of just over 39, is middle-of-the-pack compared to other municipalities in Illinois, which has an average age of 38. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 60% of residents own their homes. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $778/month, which is $274/month less than the state average.

Averaging about 25 minutes, the commute time for Alton residents outperforms the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (37%) drive to work, while public transportation is not used extensively. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

Alton has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 8% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are three primary industries in Alton: healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 20% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the city. Alton workers take home an average annual income of just over $49,000, less than their peers elsewhere in Illinois. Alton's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.

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