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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>.
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.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Altona:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altona ...
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This page was last modified: 15 Apr 2019