Altona, Illinois Population 2021

493
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Altona is a city located in Knox County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 493, it is the 875th largest city in Illinois and the 13367th largest city in the United States . Altona is currently declining at a rate of -0.40% annually and its population has decreased by -7.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 531 in 2010. Altona reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Altona has a population density of 525 people per square mile.

The average household income in Altona is $63,335 with a poverty rate of 10.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $653 per month, and the median house value is $67,900. The median age in Altona is 32.9 years, 30.5 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

Altona Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Altonawas:

  • White: 93.79%
  • Black or African American: 5.41%
  • Asian: 0.48%
  • Two or more races: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Altona, Illinois is 493 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 497.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 531.

Altona, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White58993.79%
Black or African American345.41%
Asian30.48%
Two or More Races20.32%
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Altona Population by Race

Altona Population Pyramid $2021

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Altona Median Age

32.9


Total

30.5


Male

36.5


Female

Altona Adults

There are 434 adults, (90 of whom are seniors) in Altona.

Altona Age Dependency

82.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Altona Sex Ratio

Female

304

48.41%

Male

324

51.59%

Altona Population by Age

Altona Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Altona Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female50%50%
All87.6%12.4%
Non Family91.8%8.2%
Married96.1%3.9%
Male100%0%

87.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Altona Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2332.787.6
Married1273.1796.1
Non Family611.3891.8
Female383.3250
Male72.14100

3.1

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Altona Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade92.22%
9th to 12th Grade174.19%
High School Graduate13332.76%
Some College12731.28%
Associates Degree6616.26%
Bachelors Degree4711.58%
Graduate Degree71.72%
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Altona Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Altona Educational Attainment by Race

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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 13.53%.

Altona Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,452$40,556$29,063
Less Than 9th Grade$19,028$$
High School Graduate$25,313$26,458$19,821
Some College$36,563$41,172$31,786
Bachelors Degree$49,583$51,364$31,023
Graduate Degree$50,625$$

$31,452

Average Earnings

$40,556

Average Male

$29,063

Average Female

Altona Earnings by Educational Attainment

Altona Language by Age

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Altona Language

97.86% of Altona residents speak only English, while 2.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.89% of the population.

Altona Language

Altona Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3434100.00%
White589315.26%

10.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.73%

Male Poverty Rate

8.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Altona

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 White, with 5.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.91%.

Altona Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.23%
High School9.02%
Some College2.07%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Altona Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed23.53%
Female Employed3.87%
Male Employed0.00%

Altona Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Altona Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,313$63,335
Families$60,625$65,678
Married Families$70,625-
Non Families$54,375$52,598
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Income by Household Type

Altona Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Altona Married by Age and Sex

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Altona Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Altona Marital Status by Race

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Altona Marital Status

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50

Number of Veterans

44

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War15
Second Gulf War14
Vietnam11
Korea2
World War II

Altona Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5422
18 to 3411
65 to 749
75+4
55 to 644

Altona Veterans by Age

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Altona Veterans by Race

Altona Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Altona Veterans by Education

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69%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Altona Employment by Age

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Altona Employment by Race

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Altona Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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84.71%

Born in Altona

99.04%

Native Born

0.96%

Foreign Born

0.64%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.04% of Altona residents were born in the United States, with 84.71% having been born in Illinois. 0.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Altona Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021493-2-0.40%
2020495-2-0.40%
2019497-2-0.40%
2018499-6-1.19%
2017505-3-0.59%
2016508-4-0.78%
2015512-6-1.16%
2014518-2-0.38%
2013520-3-0.57%
2012523-2-0.38%
2011525-4-0.76%
20105290.00%

Altona Population by Year