Altavista is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,364 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Altavista is the 160th largest community in Virginia.
In Altavista, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.76 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Altavista 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.
In terms of college education, Altavista is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.03% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Altavista in 2018 was $23,120, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,480 for a family of four. However, Altavista contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Altavista is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Altavista home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Altavista residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Altavista include English, European, German, Irish, and African.
The most common language spoken in Altavista is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.