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Living In East Alton, IL

The small town of East Alton, Illinois is home to just over 6,000 people. Families with young children are customary, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 39, skews younger than most cities in Illinois. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 44% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $860/month, which is $191/month less than the state average.

With an average commute time of about 24 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, East Alton residents have found that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving is the prevailing means of commuting to work, opted for by 42% of commuters, while public transit is not extensively used. Few residents walk to work.

East Alton has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (9%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 9% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in East Alton, the most common five of which are manufacturing, retail, entertainment, construction, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 32% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of almost $56K, East Alton workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in Illinois. East Alton's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.


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