Demographics

People

Total Population3,442
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens21.2%
Employed Population 16+1,505
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married36%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16%
Median Earnings25+$25,058
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,801
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,295

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,052
% Above Poverty Level75.9%
% Below Poverty Level24.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.7%
Median Gross Rent$666
Median House Value$107,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.1%
German10.8%
English8.9%
Irish7%
Italian1.9%
African1.4%
Polish1.2%
French Except Basque1.2%
Ethiopian1.1%
Scottish0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Jamaican0.8%
Luxemburger0.8%
Dutch0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
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Altavista Almanac

CategoryValue
County Campbell County
Standard Zip Codes24517
Phone Area Codes434
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.12
Approximate Longitude-79.28

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)

StationLYNCHBURG MUNICIPAL AP
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp25 to 45 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches
StationBROOKNEAL
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp40 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationCHATHAM
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 46 F
Apr Temp39 to 69 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp40 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bedford6,527$62,332
Brookneal871$56,429
Gretna1,310$47,500
Hurt1,478$48,580
Lynchburg80,131$58,661

Altavista Public Schools

Altavista Elem
1003 Lynch Mill Rd
ZIP: 24517
(434) 369-5665
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Altavista High
904 Bedford Avenue
ZIP: 24517
(434) 369-4768
Other
Total Enrollment 696
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