West Alton, Missouri

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West Alton is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The population was 573 at the 2000 census.



West Alton is located at 38°52′4″N 90°13′33″W / 38.86778°N 90.22583°W / 38.86778; -90.22583 (38.867798, -90.225856)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.9 square miles (95.6 km²), of which, 28.4 square miles (73.5 km²) of it is land and 8.6 square miles (22.2 km²) of it (23.18%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 573 people, 211 households, and 147 families residing in the city. The population density was 20.2 people per square mile (7.8/km²). There were 291 housing units at an average density of 10.3/sq mi (4.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.13% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.52% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 211 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 119.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,094, and the median income for a family was $45,556. Males had a median income of $32,431 versus $27,143 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,975. About 4.5% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.


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