Altoona is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 913 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Altoona is the 294th largest community in Alabama.
Altoona is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.24%), management occupations (11.63%), and office and administrative support (9.88%).
In Altoona, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.34 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Altoona is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Altoona has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 4.97% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Altoona in 2018 was $17,345, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,380 for a family of four. However, Altoona contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Irish, Scottish, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Altoona is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.