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Altura
Location of Altura, Minnesota
Location of Altura, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Winona
Government
 • Type Mayor - Council
Area
 • Total 2.98 sq mi (7.71 km2)
 • Land 2.98 sq mi (7.71 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,171 ft (357 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 493
 • Estimate 
(2019)
476
 • Density 159.89/sq mi (61.73/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55910
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-01234
GNIS feature ID 0639312

Altura is a city in Winona County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 493 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Altura has been in operation since 1891. The city was named after Altura, in Spain.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.98 square miles (7.72 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 200
1920 189 −5.5%
1930 256 35.4%
1940 258 0.8%
1950 269 4.3%
1960 320 19.0%
1970 334 4.4%
1980 354 6.0%
1990 349 −1.4%
2000 417 19.5%
2010 493 18.2%
Est. 2019 476 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 493 people, 180 households, and 126 families living in the city. The population density was 165.4 inhabitants per square mile (63.9/km2). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 63.1 per square mile (24.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.4% African American, 2.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.3% of the population.

There were 180 households, of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.27.

The median age in the city was 33.1 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.4% were from 25 to 44; 20.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.6% male and 44.4% female.

Notable person

  • George Henry Speltz, sixth Roman Catholic Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Cloud
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