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Altona, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Altona had a population of 202 as of July 1, 2017. Altona ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Altona is located at latitude 41.3521 and longitude -85.1525 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Altona (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 899 feet.

The Town of Altona (GNIS ID: 2397426) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Altona is located within Township of Keyser, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb 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, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 202
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 91
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 91
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.45
Population in Households 202
Population in Familes 164
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 930
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $52,288
Average Household Income $62,601
Per Capita Income $24,281


Total Housing Units 101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $89,773
Average Home Value $127,817


Total Households 93
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.35% 0.3%
Households 0.45% 0.43%
Families 4.75% 0.32%
Median Household Income   4.53%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Altona, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altona to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 600 12th
Population Density # 474 30th
Diversity Index # 557 18th
Median Household Income # 267 61st
Per Capita Income # 314 54th

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