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Alton has the 1155th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 3.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Alton is part of the St. Louis metro area. Unemployment in the St. Louis area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. St. Louis has the 21st largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Alton is below average at $47,200, and the median cost of a home in Alton is $82,300, which is below the national average. 17% of workers in Alton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 89% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Alton. 85% of Alton workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Alton spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.