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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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