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People

Total Population 808
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 263
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,044
% Above Poverty Level 72.5%
% Below Poverty Level 27.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 43 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.4%
Median Gross Rent $300
Median House Value $67,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.1%
US/American 0%
English 4%
Irish 12.5%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station ONEONTA
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
Station GUNTERSVILLE
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
Station SAINT BERNARD
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Douglas 1,024 $31,471
Oneonta 6,633 $50,677
Rosa 385 $53,125
Snead 765 $51,964
Steele 945 $40,769
Walnut Grove 910 $46,397

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

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