Altona, Illinois

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Altona
Village
Altona Public Library
Altona Public Library
Location of Altona in Knox County, Illinois.
Location of Altona in Knox County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°6′48″N 90°9′53″W / 41.11333°N 90.16472°W / 41.11333; -90.16472Coordinates: 41°6′48″N 90°9′53″W / 41.11333°N 90.16472°W / 41.11333; -90.16472
Country United States
State Illinois
County Knox
Township Walnut Grove
Area[1]
 • Total 0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Land 0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 531
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 506
 • Density 538.87/sq mi (208.01/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code(s) 61414
Area code(s) 309
FIPS code 17-01140

Altona (formerly LaPier & Walnut Grove) is a village in Knox County, Illinois, United States. The population was 531 at the 2010 census, down from 570 in 2000.[3] It is part of the Galesburg Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Altona was originally called La Pier, and under the latter name was laid out in 1834.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, Altona has a total area of 1 square mile (2.59 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 902
1880 818 −9.3%
1890 654 −20.0%
1900 633 −3.2%
1910 528 −16.6%
1920 506 −4.2%
1930 464 −8.3%
1940 480 3.4%
1950 462 −3.7%
1960 505 9.3%
1970 542 7.3%
1980 610 12.5%
1990 559 −8.4%
2000 570 2.0%
2010 531 −6.8%
Est. 2016 506 [2] −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 570 people, 216 households, and 160 families residing in the village. The population density was 560.8 people per square mile (215.8/km²). There were 230 housing units at an average density of 226.3 per square mile (87.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.47% White, 0.18% Asian, 0.35% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 216 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,729, and the median income for a family was $39,318. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $21,111 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,805. About 2.9% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

Altona, Illinois

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ City data. 2000 census information Retrieved on May 16, 2007
  4. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.