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Demographics

People

Total Population3,443
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens22.1%
Employed Population 16+1,464
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married33.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$26,350
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,064
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,093

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,365
% Above Poverty Level76.9%
% Below Poverty Level23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37%
Median Gross Rent$639
Median House Value$120,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37%
German10.4%
English8%
Irish7.1%
Italian2.4%
Polish1.8%
French Except Basque1.5%
Ethiopian1.2%
African1.2%
Jamaican0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Luxemburger0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Norwegian0.1%
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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
Bedford6,500$60,100
Brookneal986$46,250
Gretna1,326$37,344
Hurt1,541$49,625
Lynchburg79,237$54,491

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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