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Welcome to Malta ...

The village of Malta is located in DeKalb County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Malta: MAHL-tuh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Malta has a population of 1,170 people<4> (see below for details).

Malta was established in 1854.

The community of Malta is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Malta: (815) and (779)<6>

The ZIP code for Malta: 60150<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Malta had an population of 1,170 people. This is an increase of 0.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Malta had a population of 1,164 people. This makes Malta the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,164 people, the population of Malta increased 20.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 969 people).

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

Communities Also Named Malta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Malta - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Montana (2), New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Malta ...

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

  • De Kalb [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Kalb
    • De Kalb [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the east of Malta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,621 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Kalb
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Kalb<9>
  • Sycamore [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore
    • Sycamore [DeKalb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the northeast of Malta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,317 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore
  • Rochelle [Ogle County]
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    • Rochelle [Ogle County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the west of Malta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,975 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochelle<9>
  • Genoa [DeKalb County]
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    • Genoa [DeKalb County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the northeast of Malta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,251 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Genoa<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cortland [DeKalb County]
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      • Cortland [DeKalb County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the east of Malta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cortland<9>
    • Davis Junction [Ogle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis Junction
      • Davis Junction [Ogle County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the northwest of Malta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,344 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis Junction<9>
    • Hinckley [DeKalb County]
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      • Hinckley [DeKalb County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the southeast of Malta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinckley<9>
    • Kirkland [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
      • Kirkland [DeKalb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the north of Malta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,717 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkland<9>
    • Waterman [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterman
      • Waterman [DeKalb County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southeast of Malta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterman<9>
    • Maple Park [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Park
      • Maple Park [Kane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the east of Malta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,384 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Park<9>

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 Malta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Malta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Malta. 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 Malta.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Malta ...

Looking for more information about Malta? 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 Malta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Malta.

Adding Malta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Malta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Malta was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Malta in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Malta on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Illinois

About DeKalb County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including DeKalb, 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 Malta. 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 Malta.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Malta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<7>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 Malta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Malta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>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- Malta) 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 Malta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MaltaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Malta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9289, Longitude: -88.8668       In this case, the coordinates for Malta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>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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