Altoona, AL
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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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Altoona is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Altoona is worth considering.

One downside of living in Altoona is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Altoona, the average commute to work is 35.48 minutes, which is quite a bit 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.

Altoona ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.95% of people over 25 have a college degree.

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.

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