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People

Total Population 494
Male Share of the Population 51.4%
Female Share of the Population 48.6%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 221
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 50.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,292
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $504
Median House Value $63,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station PRINCEVILLE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bishop Hill 136 $63,750
Galva 2,543 $50,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Ransom Mem. P.l.
110 E. MAIN ST
Altona, Illinois
(309) 484-6193

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