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The population of Alton is approximately 32,905 (1990), 27865 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 14,212 (1990), 11734 (2010).

The amount of land area in Alton is 38.883 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.161 sq kilometers.
The distance from Alton to Washington DC is 745 miles. The distance to the Illinois state capital is 67 miles. (as the crow flies)
Alton is positioned 38.90 degrees north of the equator and 90.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Alton location: in western Illinois, north of St. Louis.

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Robert Pershing Wadlow
The tallest person in modern history was Robert Pershing Wadlow, born in Alton, IL. He was 8 feet & 11 inches tall. He was born in 1918. He died in 1940.

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