Altona is a city located in Knox County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 449, it is the 939th largest city in Illinois and the 19789th largest city in the United States. Altona is currently declining at a rate of -1.54% annually and its population has decreased by -29.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 634 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Altona has a population density of 478 people per square mile.
The average household income in Altona is $63,335 with a poverty rate of 12.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $659 per month, and the median house value is $69,200. The median age in Altona is 32.9 years, 30.5 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Altonawas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.06%.
99.65% of Altona residents speak only English, while 0.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.35% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Altona is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Altona is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.15%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Altona
99.53% of Altona residents were born in the United States, with 86.75% having been born in Illinois. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.