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Welcome to Altona ...

The Town of Altona is located in Clinton County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Altona has a population of 2,849 people<3> (see below for details).

Altona is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Altona lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Altona lies within the (518) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Altona had an population of 2,849 people. This is a decrease of 1.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Altona had a population of 2,887 people. This makes Altona the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Altona represents 0.01% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 714th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,887 people, the population of Altona decreased 8.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,160 people).

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

Communities near Altona ...

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

  • Plattsburgh
  • Plattsburgh
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    • Plattsburgh lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Altona.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,823 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plattsburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Peru
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    • Peru lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Altona.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,882 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Champlain
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    • Champlain lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Altona.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,579 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champlain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Beekmantown
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    • Beekmantown lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Altona.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,441 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beekmantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Schuyler Falls
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    • Schuyler Falls lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Altona.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,100 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuyler Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dannemora
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    • Dannemora lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Altona.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,449 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dannemora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Chazy
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    • Chazy lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Altona.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,114 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chazy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saranac
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    • Saranac lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Altona.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,918 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saranac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mooers
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    • Mooers lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Altona.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Altona, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Altona.

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 Clinton County: www.co.clinton.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Clinton, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altona.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 drawn 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AltonaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8517, Longitude: -73.6654       In this case, the coordinates for Altona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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