Altoona, Alabama

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Altoona, Alabama

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High Points

Altoona strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
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Top 3% trophy Altoona Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Altoona, Alabama

Comparing Altoona to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Racial Diversity 8 5
Senior Citizens 7 8
Age of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2
Median Family Income 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Short Commute Times 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 10
Housing Recently Built 7 3
People Living Alone 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Altoona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Etowah
Metro Area Gadsden
Standard Zip Codes 35952
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.026
Longitude -86.326

Altoona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.1 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 53.5 inches
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 76 F
Annual Precip 59.9 inches
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Altoona Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 984 100%
Male 433 44%
Female 551 56%
Under 18 251 25.5%
18+ 733 74.5%
65+ 171 17.4%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.89
White 939 95.4%
African-American 25 2.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 9 0.9%
Mixed Race 10 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 2.5%

Estimated Altoona Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 970
Growth -14
Growth % -1.4%

Altoona Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 59.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
Irish 9.7%
German 8.3%
English 5.4%
Scottish 2%
African 1.2%
Dutch 1%
Canadian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Altoona 984 $28,750
Douglas 530 $36,000
Oneonta 5,576 $40,125
Rosa 313 $56,563
Snead 748 $33,000
Steele 1,093 $37,885
Walnut Grove 710 $29,519
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