Altona, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 497 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.8%
 
Males: 256  (51.5%)
Females: 241  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

33.3 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 61414.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,335 (it was $35,729 in 2000)
Altona:

$63,335
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,826 (it was $15,805 in 2000)

Altona village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $72,997 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Altona:

$72,997
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $75,306; detached houses: $75,124

Median gross rent in 2019: $659.

March 2019 cost of living index in Altona: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.4%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Altona, IL (2019)
    • 57892.8%White alone
    • 335.3%Black alone
    • 30.5%Asian alone
    • 20.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Altona, Illinois as of June 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Altona is 106 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (27.3%), Swedish (22.1%), English (8.2%), Irish (6.4%), Scottish (3.7%), American (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/05/1897

Elevation: 760 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 489 people per square mile   (low).

Altona, Illinois map

5 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.8%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,350 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,049 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (37.0 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (138.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Oneida, IL (2.0 miles ),
Bishop Hill, IL (2.5 miles),
Victoria, IL (2.6 miles ),
Galva, IL (2.7 miles ),
Wataga, IL (2.9 miles ),
Woodhull, IL (3.0 miles ),
La Fayette, IL (3.2 miles ),
Oak Run, IL (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 41.11 N, Longitude: 90.16 W

Area code: 309

Distribution of median household income in Altona, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Altona, IL in 2019
Altona satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Illinois:

6.5%
Most common industries in Altona, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.8%)
  • Rail transportation (8.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.8%)
  • Food (6.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.0%)
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Altona, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (11.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)

Average climate in Altona, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Altona, Illinois average temperatures Altona, Illinois average precipitation Altona, Illinois humidity Altona, Illinois wind speed Altona, Illinois snowfall Altona, Illinois sunshine Altona, Illinois clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Altona-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.6 miles away from the Altona village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 tornado 40.7 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Altona-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 132% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 220.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 199.3 miles away from Altona center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 220.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 250.8 miles away from Altona center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW) earthquake occurred 220.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Altona topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Altona:

  • KEWANEE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; KEWANEE, IL)
  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)
  • SEMINARY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)
  • MARIGOLD REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)
  • KEWANEE CARE HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; KEWANEE, IL)
  • STEVENS HOUSE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)
  • HAWTHORNE TERRACE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; GALESBURG, IL)

Amtrak stations near Altona:

  • 16 miles: KEWANEE (3RD & DEPOT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 16 miles: GALESBURG (EX-BN) (GALESBURG, 225 S. SEMINARY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altona:

  • Black Hawk College (about 30 miles; Moline, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,086)
  • Augustana College (about 34 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 36 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 37 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 37 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Bradley University (about 41 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Illinois Central College (about 44 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
See full list of schools located in Altona

Library in Altona:

  • RANSOM MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $25,153; Location: 110 EAST MAIN STREET; 16,467 books; 114 audio materials; 692 video materials; 32 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Altona: Altona - Oneida - Wataga Ambulance Service (A), Altona Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Altona Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Knox County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

ALTONA (Population served: 531, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2012)
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

67.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

10.3%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Altona:

Marital status in Altona, IL
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Altona:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Altona, IL (based on Knox County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,95235
Evangelical Protestant5,20844
Catholic3,3476
Other7265
Black Protestant4223
None34,264-
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: 12
Knox County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Knox County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Knox County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

7.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

26.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.8%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.8%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Altona:

20.3%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Altona:

10.5%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Altona:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Altona:

42.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Altona:

57.0%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Altona:

80.6%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Altona, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 0$0 1$419
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,023
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$768
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$450
Water Supply 0$0 1$866
Totals for Government 0$0 12$3,525

Altona government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $74,000 ($148.89)
    Central Staff Services: $49,000 ($98.59)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($86.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($64.39)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($30.18)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($24.14)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($20.12)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($10.06)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($4.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($4.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($28.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($72.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,000 ($84.51)

Altona government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $52,000 ($104.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($58.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $14,000 ($28.17)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($6.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $75,000 ($150.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $91,000 ($183.10)
    Highways: $14,000 ($28.17)
  • Tax - Property: $29,000 ($58.35)

Altona government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $353,000 ($710.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $310,000 ($623.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,000 ($86.52)

Altona government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $739,000 ($1486.92)

4.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Warren County, IL  0.49% ($42,677 average AGI)
from Peoria County, IL  0.38% ($49,697)
from Henry County, IL  0.27% ($35,340)


4.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Peoria County, IL  0.53% ($38,048 average AGI)
to Warren County, IL  0.43% ($34,553)
to Henry County, IL  0.25% ($42,490)

Strongest AM radio stations in Altona:

  • WAIK (1590 AM; 5 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WKEI (1450 AM; 1 kW; KEWANEE, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGIL (1400 AM; 1 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altona:

  • WKAY (105.3 FM; KNOXVILLE, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJRE (102.5 FM; GALVA, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHTS (98.9 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLSR (92.7 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAG (94.9 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WYEC (93.9 FM; KEWANEE, IL; Owner: VIRDEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WXLP (96.9 FM; MOLINE, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMOI (97.7 FM; MONMOUTH, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Altona:

  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • WQAD-TV (Channel 8; MOLINE, IL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WQPT-TV (Channel 24; MOLINE, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • W50BY (Channel 50; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 112ft / 33.9mTotal length
  • $137,000Total costs
  • 25,420Total average daily traffic
  • 8,216Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,779Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Altona, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 41960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Altona, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Amanda M Sabol, 302 East Main Street (Lat: 41.114667 Lon: -90.160139), Type: 80.2, Structure height: 17095 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: Cbre, Inc. Telecom Advisory Services, Amanda.Sabol@cbre.Com, , White- Plains, Phone: (717) 601-1436
  • Amanda M Sabol, 302 East Main Street (Lat: 41.114667 Lon: -90.160139), Type: 80.2, Structure height: 17095 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Licensee ID: C, Registrant: Cbre, Inc. Telecom Advisory Services, Amanda.Sabol@cbre.Com, , White- Plains, Phone: (717) 601-1436
  • Amanda M Sabol, 302 East Main Street (Lat: 41.114667 Lon: -90.160139), Type: 80.2, Structure height: 17095 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: Cbre, Inc. Telecom Advisory Services, Amanda.Sabol@cbre.Com, , White- Plains, Phone: (717) 601-1436
  • KEVIN HETRICK, 302 East Main Street (Lat: 41.114667 Lon: -90.160139), Type: 80.2, Structure height: 17095 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: Cbre, Inc. Telecom Advisory Services, Amanda.Sabol@cbre.Com, , White- Plains, Phone: (717) 601-1436
  • KEVIN HETRICK, 302 East Main Street (Lat: 41.114667 Lon: -90.160139), Type: 80.2, Structure height: 17095 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., Fccmw@att.Com, , Dalla-s, Phone: (855) 699-7073

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 2 Mi E 1/2 Mi S On Blacktop (Lat: 41.098361 Lon: -90.109556), Call Sign: KUZ809,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.550 MHz, Grant Date: 05/01/1996, Expiration Date: 04/29/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2001, Registrant: L Carroll Graves, 1730 Knox Rd 2650 N, Altona, IL 61414, Phone: (309) 484-2185
  • 303 Walnut (Lat: 41.112250 Lon: -90.161500), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPBU369, Licensee ID: L00012021,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.250 MHz, Grant Date: 02/04/1998, Expiration Date: 03/09/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2003, Registrant: Gateway Co Op Inc, Galva, IL 61434-0125, Phone: (309) 932-2081
  • Altona Sub Sta 87 3mi Ne Of (Lat: 41.143917 Lon: -90.133167), Call Sign: WGZ962, Licensee ID: L00026067,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz, Grant Date: 09/19/1996, Expiration Date: 10/15/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2002, Registrant: Soyland Power Cooperative Inc, 788 N Sunnyside Rd, Decatur, IL 62522, Phone: (217) 423-0021
  • Lat: 41.114444 Lon: -90.163889, Call Sign: WQAI688,
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.637 MHz, Grant Date: 06/08/2004, Expiration Date: 06/08/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/09/2014, Certifier: Michael K Keener, Registrant: Galesburg Communications Inc, 561 N. Henderson Street, Galesburg, IL 61401, Phone: (309) 342-5168, Fax: (309) 342-5169, Email:
  • Lat: 41.120889 Lon: -90.134861, Call Sign: WQQF633,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.275 MHz, 457.212 MHz, 457.750 MHz, 457.250 MHz, Grant Date: 11/28/2012, Expiration Date: 11/28/2022, Certifier: Timothy Main, Registrant: Supreme Radio Communications, Inc., 4017 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria Heights, IL 61616-7748, Phone: (309) 256-0660, Fax: (309) 682-5949, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PEO0304, 105 E Mae Lawrence Street (Lat: 41.113306 Lon: -90.162417), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQTD221,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 01/08/2014, Expiration Date: 01/08/2024, Certifier: Jeffrey R Strenkowski, Registrant: Bluebird Network, 800 Nw Chipman Rd, Suite 5750, Lees Summit, MO 64063, Phone: (816) 237-2134, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N9OUY, Grant Date: 04/07/1992, Expiration Date: 04/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2004, Registrant: Bryan L Rollins, Rr 1 Box 165, Altona, IL 61414
  • Call Sign: WA9YUJ, Grant Date: 09/27/1988, Expiration Date: 09/27/1998, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2000, Registrant: Ronald W Sheeley, 104 Walnut Box 28, Altona, IL 61414

Most common first names in Altona, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl773.6 years
William778.9 years
Harold776.9 years
Helen675.3 years
Margaret576.6 years
Edward578.2 years
John578.8 years
Arthur577.8 years
Robert574.8 years
Ralph581.4 years
Most common last names in Altona, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2082.7 years
Anderson1378.0 years
Swanson1079.4 years
Nelson876.5 years
Andrews682.8 years
Larson680.0 years
Main684.2 years
Mcmaster579.6 years
Sturgeon580.6 years
Carlson473.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Altona, IL
  • 52.5%Utility gas
  • 40.7%Electricity
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 2.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Altona, IL
  • 65.5%Utility gas
  • 24.1%Electricity
  • 10.3%No fuel used


Altona compared to Illinois state average:

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