Altona, New York

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Altona, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 1% trophy Altona Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Altona Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Altona Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Altona Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Altona Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Altona, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Age of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
People Above Poverty 4 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 7
Short Commute Times 3 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 10
Housing Recently Built 4 6

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Altona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 144 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 218 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Clinton
Standard Zip Codes 12910
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.888
Longitude -73.656

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 CHAZY
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 56 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 57 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
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Altona Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,056 100%
Male 889 84.2%
Female 167 15.8%
Under 18 74 7%
18+ 982 93%
65+ 73 6.9%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 2.78
White 522 49.4%
African-American 374 35.4%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.8%
Other 146 13.8%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 249 23.6%

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
French Canadian 42.5%
French (except Basque) 27.6%
US/American 11.8%
English 11.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.5%
Irish 1.8%
Polish 1.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Altona, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Alder Bend (12910)
Irona (12910)
Purdys Mills (12910)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Altona 1,056 $51,528
Champlain 1,173 $38,611
Dannemora 4,129 $47,019
Mooers 440 $30,817
Morrisonville 1,702 $53,550
Plattsburgh 18,816 $46,337
Rouses Point 2,277 $49,931
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