Altoona is a tiny city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 390 people and just one neighborhood, Altoona is the 258th largest community in Kansas. Much of the housing stock in Altoona was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, 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 city of service providers, construction workers and builders and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Altoona who work in sales jobs (12.27%), healthcare suport services (11.66%) and personal care services (11.66%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The city 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Altoona spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.24 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Altoona doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.