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Altoona, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Altoona had a population of 941 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Altoona, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 941
Daytime Population: Workers 188
Daytime Population: Residents 605
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 793
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 925
Population in Familes 789
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 218
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $34,283
Average Household Income $45,252
Per Capita Income $18,098


Total Housing Units 438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $92,033
Average Home Value $126,217


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 265
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% -0.15%
Households 0.19% -0.11%
Families 1.49% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

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, 2017 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 Density # 316 46th
Diversity Index # 536 8th
Median Household Income # 416 28th
Per Capita Income # 478 18th

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