Altona, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Altona, New York - Basic Facts

The Altona Census Designated Place had a population of 712 as of July 1, 2018. 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 44.8884 and longitude -73.6557 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.

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Altona, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 712
Population in Households 426
Population in Familes 332
Population in Group Qrtrs 286
Population Density2 417
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $39,863
Average Household Income $48,829
Per Capita Income $14,856


Total Housing Units 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $85,156
Average Home Value $103,241


Total Households 139
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.3% 0.11%
Households 0.09% 0.14%
Families 1.01% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

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, 2018 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 # 1000 16th
Diversity Index # 190 84th
Median Household Income # 1110 7th
Per Capita Income # 1188 1st

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