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Altoona, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Altoona had a population of 955 as of July 1, 2016. Altoona ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Altoona is located at latitude 34.0392 and longitude -86.3057 in Etowah County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Altoona (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Etowah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Altoona are located in Etowah County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Blount County.

The Town of Altoona (GNIS ID: 2405146) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Altoona is located within Altoona Division of Etowah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Altoona population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Altoona, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 955
Population in Households 939
Population in Familes 803
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 221
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 377
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 270
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $86,957
Average Home Value $116,938


Median Household Income $33,667
Average Household Income $43,090
Per Capita Income $17,225
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.08%
Households 0.43% 0.11%
Families 2.04% 0.07%
Median Household Income   -1.17%
Per Capita Income   0.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Altoona, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altoona to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 317 46th
Population Density1 # 313 46th
Diversity Index2 # 536 8th
Median Household Income # 403 31st
Per Capita Income # 487 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.