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Welcome to West Alton ...

The city of West Alton is located in Saint Charles County<1>.

The location of West Alton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for West Alton: W. Alton

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Alton has a population of 527 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Alton.

West Alton is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: West Alton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for West Alton: (636)

The ZIP code for West Alton: 63386<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Alton had an population of 527 people. This is an increase of 0.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Alton had a population of 522 people. This makes West Alton the county's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 522 people, the population of West Alton decreased 8.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 573 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Alton.

Adding West Alton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of West Alton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of West Alton elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Alton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named West Alton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named West Alton - it's located in New Hampshire.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West Alton.

Communities near West Alton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Alton.

  • Saint Louis [Saint Louis City]
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    • Saint Louis [Saint Louis City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of West Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 300,576 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Louis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Louis<7>
  • Saint Charles [Saint Charles County]
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    • Saint Charles [Saint Charles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of West Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 71,028 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<7>
  • Florissant [Saint Louis County]
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    • Florissant [Saint Louis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of West Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 50,952 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florissant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • University City [Saint Louis City]
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    • University City [Saint Louis City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of West Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,165 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Granite City [Madison County]
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      • Granite City [Madison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of West Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,158 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite City<7>
    • Maryland Heights [Saint Louis County]
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      • Maryland Heights [Saint Louis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of West Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryland Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryland Heights
    • East Saint Louis [Saint Clair County]
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      • East Saint Louis [Saint Clair County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of West Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,047 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Saint Louis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Saint Louis<7>
    • Edwardsville [Madison County]
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      • Edwardsville [Madison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of West Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwardsville<7>
    • Hazelwood [Saint Louis County]
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      • Hazelwood [Saint Louis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of West Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazelwood<7>
    • Collinsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of West Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Alton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Alton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Alton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Alton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Alton. See our Newspapers Page for West Alton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Alton ...

Looking for more information about West 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 West Alton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Alton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Saint Charles County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Alton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Charles County: www.saintcharlescounty.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Saint Charles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Alton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as West Alton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Alton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Alton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Alton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Alton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8666, Longitude: -90.2083       In this case, the coordinates for West Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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