Altona, Indiana

Altona is a town in Keyser Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. The population was 197 at the 2010 census.

Altona, Indiana
Location of Altona in DeKalb County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°21′3″N 85°9′10″W
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyDeKalb
TownshipKeyser
Area
  Total0.20 sq mi (0.53 km2)
  Land0.20 sq mi (0.53 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation899 ft (274 m)
Population
  Total197
  Estimate 
(2016)[4]
194
  Density955.67/sq mi (368.82/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP code
46738
Area code260
FIPS code[2][5]18-01288
GNIS ID[2][5]430124

History

A post office was established at Altona in 1874, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1913.[6]

Geography

Altona is located at 41°21′3″N 85°9′10″W (41.350941, -85.152820)[7] and borders the larger city of Garrett.

According to the 2010 census, Altona has a total area of 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2), all land.[8]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880100
1910349
19203829.5%
1930342−10.5%
1940340−0.6%
19503441.2%
1960313−9.0%
1970269−14.1%
1980263−2.2%
1990156−40.7%
200019826.9%
2010197−0.5%
Est. 2016194[4]−1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census

As of the 2010 census,[3] there were 197 people, 90 households, and 45 families residing in the town. The population density was 895.5 inhabitants per square mile (345.8/km2). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 445.5 per square mile (172.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.5% Native American, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 90 households of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 46.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the town was 41.1 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64, and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

2000 census

As of the 2000 census,[10] there were 198 people, 89 households, and 50 families residing in the town. The population density was 787.2 people per square mile (305.8/km²). There were 90 housing units at an average density of 357.8 per square mile (139.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.99% White, 0.51% African American, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 89 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,958, and the median income for a family was $36,042. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $26,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,530. About 9.4% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 4.7% of those sixty-five or over.

References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017.
  2. "Feature ID 430124". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "FIPS55 Data: Indiana". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  6. "DeKalb County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  7. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  9. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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