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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/.

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

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