Altoona is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 924 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Altoona is the 294th largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some towns, Altoona isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Altoona are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Altoona is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Altoona who work in sales jobs (14.45%), office and administrative support (13.69%), and management occupations (7.22%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Altoona has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Altoona a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Altoona, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.48 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Altoona doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Altoona has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.95% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Altoona in 2010 was $14,635, which is low income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,540 for a family of four.
The people who call Altoona home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Altoona residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Altoona include German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Altoona is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.