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.
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 (17.99%), management occupations (11.80%), and food service (9.44%).
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.
One downside of living in Altoona, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.21 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Altoona does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Altoona have a very low rate of college education: just 7.23% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Altoona in 2018 was $18,426, 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 $73,704 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, English, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Altoona is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.