Altona, Illinois

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Altona, Illinois

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Altona strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% Altona Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Altona, Illinois

Comparing Altona to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 4
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 6 7
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Housing Recently Built 3 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Altona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles SE of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 61414
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.114
Longitude -90.164

Altona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station GALVA
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station KEWANEE 1 E
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
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Altona Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 570 100%
Male 280 49.1%
Female 290 50.9%
Under 18 154 27%
18+ 416 73%
65+ 75 13.2%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.08
White 567 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.9%

Estimated Altona Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 544
Growth -26
Growth % -4.6%

Altona Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Swedish 37.2%
German 19.5%
English 11.6%
US/American 8.4%
Irish 6.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Scottish 1.5%
Danish 1.5%
Dutch 1.5%
Yugoslavian 1.2%
Italian 1%
Polish 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Belgian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Altona 570 $39,318
Bishop Hill 125 $50,000
Galva 2,758 $45,880
Oneida 752 $46,250
Victoria 323 $32,083
Wataga 857 $41,786
Woodhull 809 $42,500

Altona Public Libraries

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Altona, Illinois
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