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Altona is a town in De Kalb County, in the Auburn metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for Altona, Germany. Another says it was named for Altoona, PA
The latitude of Altona is 41.351N. The longitude is -85.155W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 899 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 196.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Altona demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the De Kalb County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46738 ZIP code.
32% of Altona residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Altona ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Altona was $18,530, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Altona residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Altona, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $330. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $569.
De Kalb County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Altona political report.
The average commute time for Altona workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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