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Welcome to Altona ...

The village of Altona is located in Knox County<1>.

The location of Altona has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Altona: al-TOH-nuh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Altona has a population of 497 people<4> (see below for details).

Altona was originally named La Pier.

The community of Altona is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Altona is located in the (309) area code.

The ZIP code for Altona: 61414<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Altona had an population of 497 people. This is a decrease of 6.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.81% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Altona ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Altona.

  • Galesburg [Knox County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesburg
    • Galesburg [Knox County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,197 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galesburg<8>
  • Kewanee [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kewanee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kewanee
    • Kewanee [Henry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,339 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kewanee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kewanee<8>
  • Knoxville [Knox County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knoxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
    • Knoxville [Knox County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,726 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville<8>
  • Galva [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galva
    • Galva [Henry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,478 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galva
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galva<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cambridge [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
      • Cambridge [Henry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cambridge<8>
    • Orion [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orion
      • Orion [Henry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,798 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orion<8>
    • Toulon [Stark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toulon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toulon
      • Toulon [Stark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,161 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toulon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toulon<8>
    • Wataga [Knox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wataga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wataga
      • Wataga [Knox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 786 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wataga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wataga<8>
    • Woodhull [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodhull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodhull
      • Woodhull [Henry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 783 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodhull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodhull<8>
    • East Galesburg [Knox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Galesburg
      • East Galesburg [Knox County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 774 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Galesburg

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altona. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altona.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Altona.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altona. See our Newspapers 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.

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

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Knox, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altona.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Altona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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