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The Village of Altona had a population of 556 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Altona is located at latitude 41.1151 and longitude -90.1648 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Altona (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 761 feet.

The Village of Altona (GNIS ID: 2397949) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Altona is located within Township of Walnut Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Knox County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Altona population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Altona, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 556
Population in Households 556
Population in Familes 458
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 592
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 159
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $74,671
Average Home Value $116,979


Median Household Income $43,138
Average Household Income $55,757
Per Capita Income $22,180
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.18%
Households 0.73% 0.18%
Families 1.49% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Altona, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altona to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 901 34th
Population Density1 # 1020 26th
Diversity Index2 # 583 57th
Median Household Income # 1017 26th
Per Capita Income # 1041 24th

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