Altona, Indiana

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Altona is a town in Keyser Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. The population was 198 at the 2000 census.


Altona is located at 41°21′3″N 85°9′10″W / 41.35083°N 85.15278°W / 41.35083; -85.15278 (41.350941, -85.152820)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, 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/sq mi (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.


Altona | Ashley‡ | Auburn | Butler | Corunna | Garrett | Hamilton‡ | Saint Joe | Waterloo

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