Altavista, VA
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Altavista is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,474 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Altavista is the 164th largest community in Virginia.

Altavista is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Altavista is a town of professionals, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Altavista who work in teaching (11.71%), management occupations (10.88%), and food service (9.02%).

As is often the case in a small town, Altavista doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Altavista who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.56% of the adults in Altavista have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Altavista in 2010 was $21,121, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,484 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 German, Irish, Polish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Altavista is English. Other important languages spoken here include Urdu and African languages.

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