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Altona is a town in Clinton County, in the Plattsburgh metro area.
The community was named for a city in Germany.
The latitude of Altona is 44.851N. The longitude is -73.665W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 915 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,160.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Altona demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clinton 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 12910 ZIP code.
5% of Altona residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $15,312, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% 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 $303. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $823.
Clinton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Altona political report.
The average commute time for Altona workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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