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Welcome to Altona ...

The village of Altona is located in Knox County.

The location of Altona has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Altona: al-TOH-nuh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Altona has a population of 506 people<3> (see below for details).

Altona was originally named La Pier.

The community of Altona is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Altona lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Altona: (309)

The ZIP code for Altona: 61414<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Altona had a population of 531 people. This makes Altona the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 531 people, the population of Altona decreased 6.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 570 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Altona had an population of 506 people. This is a decrease of 4.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.23% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Altona.

Communities near Altona ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Cambridge   [Map]   2,099   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
East Galesburg   [Map]   788   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Galesburg   [Map]   30,769   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Galva   [Map]   2,503   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kewanee   [Map]   12,473   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Knoxville   [Map]   2,795   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Altona.

Communities Also Named Altona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Altona - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ontario and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Altona.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altona. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Altona. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altona.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Altona:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altona ...

Looking for more information about Altona? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Altona, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Altona.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Illinois

About Knox County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Altona. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Altona. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altona.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Altona). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Altona or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altona) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altona. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1155, Longitude: -90.1649     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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