Altoona, AL Profile: Facts & Data

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Altoona, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Altoona had a population of 955 as of July 1, 2020. 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 34.0262 and longitude -86.3261 in Etowah County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Altoona 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.


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Altoona, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 955 (100%)
Population in Households 939 (98.3%)
Population in Families 799 (83.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 16 ( 1.7%)
Population Density 221
Diversity Index2 13
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,416
Average Household Income $54,983
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $21,428
Wealth Index5 44
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 270 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $92,000
Average Home Value $126,399
Housing Affordability Index3 289
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 377
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 268
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.23% 0.02%
Households 0.26% 0.05%
Families 1.16% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.15%

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Altoona, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Altoona to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 320 46th
Population Density # 318 46th
Median Household Income # 333 43rd
Housing Affordability Index # 480 82nd
Per Capita Income # 372 37th
Diversity Index # 538 8th

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