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Altura, Minnesota

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Welcome to Altura ...

The pronunciation of Altura: AL-toor-uh<1>

The city of Altura is located in Winona County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Altura has a population of 489 people<2> (see below for details).

Altura is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Altura is within the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Altura: 55910<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Altura had a population of 493 people. This makes Altura the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 493 people, the population of Altura increased 18.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 417 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Altura had an population of 489 people. This is a decrease of 0.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.27% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Altura ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Altura and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2016
Chatfield   [Map]   2,804   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Elgin   [Map]   1,073   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Eyota   [Map]   2,024   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Goodview   [Map]   4,099   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lewiston   [Map]   1,564   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Plainview   [Map]   3,239   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Altura ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Altura - they are located in Colorado (2) and New Jersey.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altura. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Altura. 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 Altura.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altura ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Altura, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Altura.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Altura. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Winona County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Winona County: www.co.winona.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: www.state.mn.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should 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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altura.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altura - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 city (such as Altura). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Altura or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Altura. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altura) 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 Altura. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altura

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altura. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0642, Longitude: -91.9437     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altura have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Altura.