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Altona, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Altona Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Boulder County at latitude 40.1219 and longitude -105.2962. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,600 feet.

The formal official name is the Altona Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Altona, Colorado.

The U5 Census Class Code for Altona indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Altona, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 516
Population in Households 496
Population in Familes 395
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 306
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $589,844
Average Home Value $636,968


Median Household Income $107,899
Average Household Income $138,763
Per Capita Income $58,233
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.7% 0.99%
Households 0.74% 1.2%
Families 0.0% 1.16%
Median Household Income   6.29%
Per Capita Income   4.68%
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, 2014 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 # 280 39th
Population Density1 # 327 29th
Diversity Index2 # 355 22nd
Median Household Income # 31 93rd
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

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