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Welcome to Alton ...
The city of Alton is located in Madison County.
The pronunciation of Alton: AWL-tuhn<1>
When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Alton has a population of 26,725 people<3> (see below for details).
Alton was established in 1818.
The community of Alton is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Alton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Alton is within the (618) area code.
The ZIP code for Alton: 62002<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Alton had a population of 27,865 people (or 10.35% of the total population of Madison County). This makes Alton the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Alton represents 0.22% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 27,865 people, the population of Alton decreased 8.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 30,496 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alton had an population of 26,725 people. This is a decrease of 4.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.37% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Alton.
Communities near Alton ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alton.
Communities Also Named Alton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Alton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alton.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alton:
Websites for Alton ...
Official Website: www.alton-il.com/
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alton ...
Looking for more information about Alton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Alton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alton.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Alton: www.alton-il.com/
The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.il.us/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019