Altona, New York

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Population in 2010: 730. Population change since 2000: -30.9%
Males: 615  (84.3%)
Females: 115  (15.7%)
Median resident age:  41.1 years
New York median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 12910.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,570 (it was $44,688 in 2000)
Altona:

$29,570
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $6,258 (it was $17,535 in 2000)

Altona CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,556 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Altona:

$81,556
NY:

$277,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $380.

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  • Races in Altona, NY (2010)

    Altona races chart
    • 41757.1%White alone
    • 22430.7%Black alone
    • 729.9%Hispanic
    • 60.8%Two or more races
    • 40.5%American Indian alone
    • 40.5%Other race alone
    • 30.4%Asian alone

Races in Altona detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Altona: 95.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (13.9%), Irish (8.8%), United States (6.9%), German (6.4%), English (4.5%), French Canadian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Land area: 1.68 square miles.

Population density: 435 people per square mile   (low).

Altona,NY real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Altona:

  • High school or higher: 48.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altona CDP:

  • Never married: 51.0%
  • Now married: 31.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

38 residents are foreign born (4.7% Latin America).

This place:

4.9%
New York:

22.3%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Altona, New York as of September 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Altona to the number of sex offenders is 267 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $982 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $851 (1.1%)

Altona satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (144.9 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (219.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (279.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Mooers, NY (2.4 miles ), West Chazy, NY (2.9 miles ), Chazy, NY (3.1 miles ), Beekmantown, NY (3.3 miles ), Champlain, NY (3.5 miles ), Dannemora, NY (3.5 miles ), Ellenburg, NY (3.6 miles ), Morrisonville, NY (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $61,700
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $61,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $61,700
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $61,700
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $61,400
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $67,700
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $38,100
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $80,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $144,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.89 N, Longitude: 73.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

Altona household income distribution Altona home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Finance and insurance (26%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (72%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (50%)
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Altona: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Altona, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Altona-area historical earthquake activity is below New York state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 28.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 73.2 miles away from Altona center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 140.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.6 miles away from Altona center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clinton County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Altona:

  • CEDAR HEDGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ROUSES POINT, NY)
  • MEADOWBROOK HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PLATTSBURGH, NY)

Amtrak stations near Altona:

  • 16 miles: ROUSES POINT (PRATT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: PLATTSBURGH (BRIDGE ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altona:

  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 17 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,934)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 36 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 37 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Champlain College (about 37 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 37 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Middlebury College (about 66 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 67 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 4,307)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Altona has a wonderful sugar house ownded by altonas's own David Smart added by David

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Church in Altona: Holy Angels Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Clinton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Altona and their reported violations in the past:

RAINBOW WEDDING AND BANQUET HALL (Address: 47 Woods Falls Rd , Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ALTONA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MPL Non-Compliance - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: COPPER, FREE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2006)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
FEINBERG PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
E&B ENTERPRISES (MORROWS) (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.0%
(32.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  58.7%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
416 people in state prisons in 2010
733 people in state prisons in 2000

Altona compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
New York average:

13.9

Altona travel time to work - commute Altona mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Altona CDP (based on Clinton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,69531
Mainline Protestant3,03821
Evangelical Protestant2,41721
Other2,2667
None46,712-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Clinton County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Clinton County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Clinton County:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Clinton County:

25.4%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

15.6%

3.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,600 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.40%
New York average:

5.06%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($744 average AGI)
Clinton County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Essex County, NY  0.53% ($31,622 average AGI)
from Franklin County, NY  0.29% ($30,389)
from St. Lawrence County, NY  0.10% ($31,906)


4.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,038 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.12%
New York average:

5.46%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($911 average AGI)
Clinton County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Essex County, NY  0.39% ($34,537 average AGI)
to Franklin County, NY  0.22% ($36,188)
to Albany County, NY  0.17% ($39,566)

Strongest AM radio stations in Altona:

  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WTWK (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WEAV (960 AM; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, LLC)
  • WIRY (1340 AM; 1 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: HOMETOWN RADIO INC)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altona:

  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WBTZ (99.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: PLATTSBURGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYUL (94.7 FM; CHATEAUGAY, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WXLU (88.3 FM; PERU, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFE-FM (102.3 FM; ST. ALBANS, VT; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WCPV (101.3 FM; ESSEX, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVNV (96.5 FM; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WKOL (105.1 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Altona:

  • WPTZ (Channel 5; NORTH POLE, NY; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCFE-TV (Channel 57; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN LAKE PUBLIC TELEVISION COUNCIL)
  • W49BI (Channel 49; ELLENBURG, NY; Owner: PLATTSBURGH PARTNERS)
  • WWBI-LP (Channel 27; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: SMC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • Altona, New York
  • Fatal accident count13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents19
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:6
  • Fatalities15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • New York average
  • Fatal accident count149
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents209
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons31
  • Fatalities159
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents391
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents32
See more detailed statistics of Altona fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Altona Correctional Facility (Lat: 44.892250 Lon: -73.658750), Call Sign: KNGQ602
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/27/2013, Expiration Date: 06/15/2023
    Registrant: New State Department Of Corrections And Community Supervision, 1134 New Scotland Road, Albany, NY 12208, Phone: (518) 489-9072, Email:
  • Altona Correctional Facility (Lat: 44.892250 Lon: -73.658750), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3.5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KNGE736
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.400 MHz, 453.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/30/2023
    Registrant: New State Department Of Corrections And Community Supervision, 1134 New Scotland Road, Albany, NY 12208, Phone: (518) 489-9072, Fax: (518) 489-9072, Email:
  • Lat: 44.889194 Lon: -73.624583, Call Sign: WQDK736
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.075 MHz, 462.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/20/2005, Expiration Date: 09/20/2015, Certifier: Dean H Lashway
    Registrant: Professional Licensing Consultants, Inc., Rockville, MD 20849, Phone: (301) 309-2380, Fax: (301) 309-1996, Email:
  • Lat: 44.765750 Lon: -73.621000, Call Sign: WQGX327
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.187 MHz, 452.187 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/14/2007, Expiration Date: 05/14/2017, Certifier: Hunter Montour
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Rfd 1 Rand Hill Rd (Lat: 44.783361 Lon: -73.649583), Call Sign: KEY2
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/04/2003, Expiration Date: 04/19/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/03/2006, Certifier: Kris E Hutchison
    Registrant: Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc, 2551 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: (410) 266-2132, Fax: (410) 266-2047, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA1BIM, Licensee ID: L00210824
    Grant Date: 11/25/1996, Expiration Date: 11/25/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2000
    Registrant: Samuel G Shoff, 2514 Rand Hill Rd, Altona, NY 12910
  • Call Sign: KA2KRC
    Grant Date: 04/28/1992, Expiration Date: 04/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/29/2004
    Registrant: Austin F Brunelle, Box 82 Rand Hill Rd, Altona, NY 12910
  • Call Sign: N2QXY
    Grant Date: 05/19/1992, Expiration Date: 05/19/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2004
    Registrant: Danny J Phillips, Altona, NY 12910

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1813A , Serial Number: 22-516, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 05/19/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 2929 Rt 191, Altona, NY 12910

Altona on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #49 (12910) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries"
  • #68 (12910) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Canadian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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