Altona, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Altona, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Altona Census Designated Place had a population of 524 as of July 1, 2015. Altona ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Altona is located at latitude 40.1219 and longitude -105.2962 in Boulder County. The formal boundaries for the Altona Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,600 feet.

The Altona Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583208) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Altona Census Designated Place is located within Bald Mountain Division of Boulder County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Altona population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Altona, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 524
Population in Households 504
Population in Familes 401
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 311
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 231
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 155
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $602,612
Average Home Value $645,238


Median Household Income $113,476
Average Household Income $133,992
Per Capita Income $56,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 1.19%
Households 0.93% 1.35%
Families 0.5% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Altona, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altona to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 278 40th
Population Density1 # 327 29th
Diversity Index2 # 353 23rd
Median Household Income # 20 96th
Per Capita Income # 20 96th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.