Altenburg, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Altenburg had a population of 387 as of July 1, 2016. Altenburg ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Altenburg is located at latitude 37.6304 and longitude -89.5859 in Perry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Altenburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Perry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 584 feet.

The City of Altenburg (GNIS ID: 2393934) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Altenburg is located within Township of Brazeau, a minor civil division (MCD) of Perry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Altenburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Altenburg, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 387
Population in Households 387
Population in Familes 331
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 369
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 109
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $135,345
Average Home Value $172,137


Median Household Income $55,565
Average Household Income $62,551
Per Capita Income $25,747
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.53% 1.31%
Households 1.45% 1.16%
Families 1.88% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.

Altenburg, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altenburg to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 570 45th
Population Density1 # 815 21st
Diversity Index2 # 999 3rd
Median Household Income # 177 83rd
Per Capita Income # 222 79th

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