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Population in 2012: 3,478 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 

Males: 1,363  (39.2%)
Females: 2,115  (60.8%)

Median resident age:  44.4 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24517.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,518 (it was $31,818 in 2000)
Altavista:

$32,518
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,752

Altavista town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $106,472 (it was $74,700 in 2000)
Altavista:

$106,472
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $126,143; Detached houses: $133,124; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $56,120; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $56,120; Mobile homes: $16,612

Median gross rent in 2012: $636.

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  • White alone - 2,087 (60.5%)
  • Black alone - 1,146 (33.2%)
  • Asian alone - 85 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 79 (2.3%)
  • Other race alone - 28 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 22 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)

Races in Altavista detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Altavista: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (22.3%), English (12.7%), Irish (7.2%), German (5.8%), West Indian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1912

Elevation: 596 feet

Land area: 4.89 square miles.

Population density: 711 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Altavista:

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altavista town:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 41.2%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

119 residents are foreign born (1.0% Latin America).

This town:  3.4%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Altavista, Virginia as of August 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Altavista to the number of sex offenders is 232 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $683 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $621 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (20.8 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (77.6 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (299.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hurt, VA (1.3 miles ), Motley, VA (2.1 miles ), Gretna, VA (3.5 miles ), Timberlake, VA (3.9 miles ), Rustburg, VA (3.9 miles ), Forest, VA (4.2 miles ), Brookneal, VA (4.4 miles ), Bedford, VA (4.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $56,700
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.12 N, Longitude: 79.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,340 (+67.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 553 (42.4%)

Area code: 434

Altavista household income distribution Altavista home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Altavista by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 001000000000
per 100,000 0.00.029.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 111001301010
per 100,000 28.828.329.20.00.029.288.80.029.70.028.60.0
Robberies 210133142400
per 100,000 57.528.30.029.787.887.729.6118.759.5119.80.00.0
Assaults 6554467129785
per 100,000 172.5141.7146.0118.6117.1175.5207.2356.0267.7209.6229.2142.9
Burglaries 1212918158121822131111
per 100,000 345.0340.0262.9533.8439.2234.0355.1534.0654.4389.2315.1314.3
Thefts 70565511410883109837513810265
per 100,000 2012.71586.91606.33380.83162.52427.63225.82462.22230.84131.72921.81857.1
Auto thefts 4781310108136333
per 100,000 115.0198.4233.6385.5292.8292.5236.8385.6178.589.885.985.7
Arson 001003011000
per 100,000 0.00.029.20.00.087.70.029.729.70.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 173.4149.5195.2217.0211.9203.8270.5251.5224.8255.2197.3121.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Altavista detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 13 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.71
Virginia average:

2.27

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Altavista, Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -338 (-9.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Altavista-area historical tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1977, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Altavista town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1964, a category F2 tornado 8.6 miles away from the town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Altavista-area historical earthquake activity is below Virginia state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.0 miles away from Altavista center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from Altavista center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Campbell County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Guy Gardner (astronaut) - Astronaut, Bucky Jacobs - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Altavista:

  • UVA ALTAVISTA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 701 5TH STREET STE 102)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF ALTAVISTA (Nursing Home, 1317 LOLA AVE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Altavista:

  • GRETNA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GRETNA, VA)

Political contributions by individuals in Altavista, VA

Local government website: www.ci.altavista.va.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altavista:

  • Liberty University (about 18 miles; Lynchburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,053)
  • Lynchburg College (about 21 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 39 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • National College-Salem (about 43 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Washington and Lee University (about 48 miles; Lexington, VA; FT enrollment: 2,152)
  • Longwood University (about 51 miles; Farmville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,951)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 63 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)

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Notable locations in Altavista: Town of Altavista Industrial Park (A), Staunton River Memorial Library (B), Altavista Town Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Town and Country Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Altavista include: Altavista Presbyterian Church (A), Church of God of Prophecy (B), Clement Memorial Wesleyan Church (C), Elim Assembly of God Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Pentecostal Holiness Church (F), Lane Memorial United Methodist Church (G), Saint Peters Episcopal Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Green Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Lynch Creek (A), Big Otter River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Altavista: War Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Avoca Museums & Historical Society (1514 Main Street).

Hotels: Comfort Suites Altavista (1558 Main Street), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1557 Main Street).

 
Campbell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.5. This is about average.
City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.42
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Altavista and their reported violations in the past:

MASTER'S INN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-12-2004), St Public Notif received (AUG-03-2004)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.4%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.3% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.4% for other race residents, 43.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.9%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Altavista, VA

106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
74 people in nursing homes in 2000

Altavista compared to Virginia state average:

Altavista, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Altavista (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: at 622 Broad Street, branch established on 1908/03/01; Vista Branch at 1307 Main Street, branch established on 1972/01/03. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $341.9 mil, Deposits: $310.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bankshares Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Altavista Branch at 1037 Main Street, branch established on 1954/09/07. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of the James: Altavista Branch at 1110 Main Street, branch established on 2008/11/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $427.0 mil, Deposits: $375.0 mil, headquarters in Lynchburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of The James Financial Group, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Altavista Wal-Mart Branch at 125 Clarion Road, branch established on 2006/07/19. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Altavista Branch at 700 Main Street, branch established on 1992/10/13. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Altavista travel time to work - commute


Altavista mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

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Religion statistics for Altavista town (based on Campbell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 103.98%
Here104.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) The Wesleyan ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents70.8%10.3%9.9%3.1%2.4%
Congregations31.3%28.1%16.7%3.1%6.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of God of ProphecyMennonite; Other GroupsOther
Adherents1.8%0.5%0.5%0.2%0.5%
Congregations1.0%1.0%5.2%1.0%6.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Campbell County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Campbell County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Campbell County:

7.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Campbell County:

28.3%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.5%
State:

18.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,393$41,5720$0
Other Government Administration 4$14,956$44,8687$1,625
Police Protection - Officers 9$36,150$48,2000$0
Streets and Highways 10$27,536$33,0430$0
Solid Waste Management 2$4,353$26,1180$0
Sewerage 14$40,248$34,4980$0
Water Supply 8$22,647$33,9710$0
Other and Unallocable 3$9,533$38,1320$0
Totals for Government 53$165,816$37,5437$1,625

Altavista government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $923,000 ($265.38)
    Water Utilities: $886,000 ($254.74)
    General - Other: $765,000 ($219.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $529,000 ($152.10)
    Police Protection: $426,000 ($122.48)
    Regular Highways: $382,000 ($109.83)
    Financial Administration: $258,000 ($74.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($8.05)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($3.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $366,000 ($105.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,221,000 ($638.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $33,000 ($9.49)

Altavista government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,001,000 ($287.81)
    All Other: $26,000 ($7.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $85,000 ($24.44)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $161,000 ($46.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $937,000 ($269.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $415,000 ($119.32)
    All Other: $197,000 ($56.64)
    General Support: $29,000 ($8.34)
  • Tax - Property: $1,996,000 ($573.89)
    Other Selective Sales: $508,000 ($146.06)
    NEC: $158,000 ($45.43)
    Public Utilities: $143,000 ($41.12)
    Motor Vehicle License: $46,000 ($13.23)

Altavista government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,056,000 ($303.62)
    Water Utilities: $542,000 ($155.84)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,871,000 ($1400.52)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,425,000 ($1272.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,004,000 ($288.67)
    Water Utilities: $295,000 ($84.82)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $52,000 ($14.95)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $446,000 ($128.23)
    Water Utilities: $247,000 ($71.02)

Altavista government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,599,000 ($1609.83)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,056,000 ($303.62)

7.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,435 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Virginia average:

11.06%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Campbell County:

0.08%
Virginia average:

0.41%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lynchburg city, VA  2.01% ($30,035 average AGI)
from Bedford County, VA  0.75% ($36,858)
from Pittsylvania County, VA  0.59% ($28,120)


7.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,428 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Virginia average:

10.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lynchburg city, VA  2.04% ($30,515 average AGI)
to Bedford County, VA  0.95% ($41,317)
to Pittsylvania County, VA  0.52% ($29,686)

Strongest AM radio stations in Altavista:

  • WKDE (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ALTAVISTA, VA; Owner: D.J. BROADCASTING, INC.,)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKPA (1170 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: SEVEN HILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOWZ (1280 AM; 5 kW; APPOMATTOX, VA; Owner: ONECOM, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altavista:

  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WKDE-FM (105.5 FM; ALTAVISTA, VA; Owner: D.J. BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W229AE (93.7 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W280DB (103.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWMC (90.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • W265AS (100.9 FM; CONCORD, VA; Owner: PAUL H. PASSINK)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WVBE-FM (100.1 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WAKG (103.3 FM; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: PIEDMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Altavista:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WTLU-CA (Channel 19; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Altavista, Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 194
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 290
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 69
  • Fatalities: 212
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 446
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

See more detailed statistics of Altavista fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Altavista)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 510 Seventh St (Lat: 37.108472 Lon: -79.287528), Call Sign: KTE681
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5600 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 10/16/2021
    Registrant: County Of Campbell, 34 Communications Lane, Rustburg, VA 24588, Phone: (434) 332-9641, Fax: (434) 332-2957, Email:
  • Melinda Dr Near Town Water Tank (Lat: 37.126806 Lon: -79.290306), Call Sign: KNAL548, Licensee ID: L00090254
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/24/2001, Expiration Date: 03/21/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2011
    Registrant: Altavista Life Saving & Frst Aid Crw Inc, Altavista, VA 24517, Phone: (804) 369-4715
  • N Of Southern Rwy (Lat: 37.110972 Lon: -79.290861), Call Sign: WNKY573, Licensee ID: L00258361
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.887 MHz, 935.937 MHz, 935.987 MHz, 936.887 MHz, 936.937 MHz, 936.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2001
    Registrant: Association Of American Railroads, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (202) 639-2217
  • Lat: 37.142361 Lon: -79.245306, Call Sign: WPJL225
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/04/2011, Expiration Date: 07/11/2021, Certifier: Dave Epperson
    Registrant: Elecom, Inc., 195 Communication Court, Madison Heights, VA 24572, Phone: (434) 845-4371, Fax: (434) 845-8139, Email:
  • 401 Amherst Ave (Lat: 37.108472 Lon: -79.290306), Type: Building, Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPJP810
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.185 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/28/1996, Expiration Date: 08/28/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2001, Certifier: Russell F Streeper
    Registrant: Lao, 1270 Fairfield Rd Ste 13, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Fax: (717) 337-9157
  • MOBILE LOC-1, Lat: 37.110861 Lon: -79.291111, Call Sign: WNGP595, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.380 MHz, 160.950 MHz, 161.025 MHz, 161.190 MHz, 161.565 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2011, Expiration Date: 08/26/2021, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Ogden Rd (Lat: 37.129583 Lon: -79.296139), Call Sign: WYF492, Licensee ID: L00923811
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.765 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/15/2004, Expiration Date: 12/11/2014
    Registrant: Yeatts Transfer Company, Altavista, VA 24517, Phone: (434) 369-5695

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Altavista)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SHIRLEN R S 1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 841Z , Serial Number: 1, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 07/21/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Roy L Shirlen, 216 West Rd, Altavista, VA 24517



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$98,11011$103,43044$110,10211$26,77412$67,791
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$102,4050$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$69,07019$102,6458$45,0884$58,758
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$155,4101$40,29010$123,4621$3,8402$68,110
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$107,9230$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0207.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$106,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$132,380
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0207.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 24
  • Hazardous Condition: 68
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Altavista


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Altavista, VA

Most common first names in Altavista, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6470.6 years
Mary5579.6 years
William4968.8 years
John4873.3 years
Robert3772.8 years
Annie2779.8 years
Charles2475.7 years
Thomas2378.7 years
Ruth2378.6 years
George2274.0 years
Most common last names in Altavista, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hall3772.1 years
Farmer3177.4 years
Reynolds2570.0 years
Brown2577.9 years
Payne2475.9 years
Dalton2272.6 years
Rice2167.8 years
Arthur2075.7 years
Cox2067.0 years
Smith1873.6 years
Businesses in Altavista, VA
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1La-Z-Boy1
CVS1Lane Furniture1
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Curves1Nike1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul1
Goodwill1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS2
Hardee's1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1YMCA1
KFC1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Carroll W. Moon (4)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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