Altona, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Altona, New York - Basic Facts

The Altona Census Designated Place had a population of 719 as of July 1, 2016. Altona ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Altona is located at latitude 44.8901 and longitude -73.6596 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the Altona Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 636 feet.

The Altona Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389128) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Altona Census Designated Place is located within Town of Altona, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton 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, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 719
Population in Households 433
Population in Familes 335
Population in Group Qrtrs 286
Population Density1 421
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 143
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $81,746
Average Home Value $99,038


Median Household Income $40,322
Average Household Income $46,183
Per Capita Income $14,485
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% 0.25%
Households 0.57% 0.42%
Families 1.88% 0.44%
Median Household Income   -0.19%
Per Capita Income   0.77%
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, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altona to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 916 23rd
Population Density1 # 998 17th
Diversity Index2 # 184 85th
Median Household Income # 1064 11th
Per Capita Income # 1187 1st

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