Total Population3,464
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens21.2%
Employed Population 16+1,421
Age of the Population43


% of people married34.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.7%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$38,611
% Above Poverty Level79.4%
% Below Poverty Level20.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$686
Median House Value$112,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.1%

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

Altavista Almanac

Nearest Medium City 19 miles S of Lynchburg, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City99 miles N of Raleigh, North Carolina
Metro AreaLynchburg
Standard Zip Codes24517
Phone Area Codes434
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Altavista Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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

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

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