Altona, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Altona, New York - Basic Facts

The Altona Census Designated Place had a population of 712 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Altona, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 712
Daytime Population: Workers 268
Daytime Population: Residents 316
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 584
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 425
Population in Familes 329
Population in Group Qrtrs 287
Population Density2 417
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $42,379
Average Household Income $48,276
Per Capita Income $14,819


Total Housing Units 158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $83,730
Average Home Value $102,723


Total Households 139
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.34% 0.06%
Households 0.1% 0.14%
Families 1.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   0.77%

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, 2017 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 Density # 1001 16th
Diversity Index # 189 84th
Median Household Income # 1030 14th
Per Capita Income # 1188 1st

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