dcsimg

People

Total Population 3,464
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 21.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,421
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 34.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,611
% Above Poverty Level 79.4%
% Below Poverty Level 20.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.8%
Median Gross Rent $686
Median House Value $112,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.9%
Irish 5.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Altavista Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles S of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles N of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Campbell
Metro Area Lynchburg
Standard Zip Codes 24517
Phone Area Codes 434
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.111
Longitude -79.285

Altavista Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LYNCHBURG MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Station BROOKNEAL
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station CHATHAM
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedford 6,522 $52,155
Brookneal 1,184 $41,458
Gretna 1,283 $34,583
Hurt 1,412 $46,176
Lynchburg 78,158 $51,128

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management
  • Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate
  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

Georgetown University is a private, not-for-profit, accredited university located in Washington, DC. Founded in 1789 by John Carroll, Georgetown is America’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Today, Georgetown is a major international research university. It has nine schools, an affiliated hospital and many highly-ranked graduate programs.

Programs
  • Master of Science in Information Assurance
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cyber Security
  • Master of Science in Criminology - Leadership Focus
Advance your career with Regis University College for Professional Studies. We offer bachelor's and master's degrees in the areas of education and counseling, management, computer and information sciences, and humanities and social sciences.
Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in E-Learning

GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development offers online Graduate Education Master’s programs that prepare leaders like you for research, policy, and practice in the fields of teaching, leadership and administration and education technology.

Programs
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Business Administration, BA - Human Resource Management
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Fire Science
  • Master of Public Administration - Fire and Emergency Services
  • Master of Public Administration - Homeland Security

Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, AMC's programs integrate liberal education and professional preparation that reflect the respect for liberal arts and sciences education grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne—educational innovation, service to others, and access to a quality education for all.

Altavista High Schools

ALTAVISTA HIGH
904 BEDFORD AVENUE
804-369-4768
Serves 791 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

Study Online in Altavista
Additional Resources
Info for Altavista Government Officials


Are you an official in the Altavista government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top