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.
Altoona is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Altoona, the average commute to work is 34.21 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.
The population of Altoona has a very low overall level of education: only 7.23% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
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.