Altavista, Virginia

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Population in 2014: 3,460 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 1,438  (41.6%)
Females: 2,022  (58.4%)
Median resident age:  49.1 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24517.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,490 (it was $31,818 in 2000)
Altavista:

$30,490
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,947 (it was $17,997 in 2000)

Altavista town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $110,062 (it was $74,700 in 2000)
Altavista:

$110,062
VA:

$239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $124,825; Detached houses: $127,611; Mobile homes: $6,003

Median gross rent in 2013: $633.

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  • Races in Altavista, VA (2010)

    Altavista races chart
    • 2,39969.5%White alone
    • 88725.7%Black alone
    • 782.3%Two or more races
    • 571.7%Hispanic
    • 180.5%Asian alone
    • 60.2%Other race alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Altavista: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (24.0%), English (13.8%), German (7.2%), Irish (5.2%), West Indian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1912

Elevation: 596 feet

Land area: 4.89 square miles.

Population density: 707 people per square mile   (low).

Altavista,VA real estate house value index trend

Altavista, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Altavista:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altavista town:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

121 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America).

This town:

3.4%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Altavista, Virginia as of June 27, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Altavista to the number of sex offenders is 1,159 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $715 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $628 (0.6%)

Altavista satellite photo by USGS

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

Latitude: 37.12 N, Longitude: 79.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,434 (+69.2%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 543 (39.4%)

Area code: 434

Altavista household income distribution Altavista home values distribution

Crime rates in Altavista by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0100000000000
per 100,000 0.029.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1100130101000
per 100,000 28.329.20.00.029.288.80.029.70.028.60.00.00.0
Robberies 1013314240021
per 100,000 28.30.029.787.887.729.6118.759.5119.80.00.057.428.6
Assaults 55446712978566
per 100,000 141.7146.0118.6117.1175.5207.2356.0267.7209.6229.2142.9172.1171.5
Burglaries 1291815812182213111147
per 100,000 340.0262.9533.8439.2234.0355.1534.0654.4389.2315.1314.3114.7200.1
Thefts 5655114108831098375138102655251
per 100,000 1,586.91,606.33,380.83,162.52,427.63,225.82,462.22,230.84,131.72,921.81,857.11,491.71,457.6
Auto thefts 78131010813633306
per 100,000 198.4233.6385.5292.8292.5236.8385.6178.589.885.985.70.0171.5
Arson 0100301100000
per 100,000 0.029.20.00.087.70.029.729.70.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 149.4195.1216.9211.7203.7270.3251.3224.6255.0197.1121.0109.6118.4

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City-data.com crime index 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 2014, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -338 (-9.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Altavista: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Altavista, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Altavista-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 56% 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 near Virginia state average. It is 83% 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 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 265.6 miles away from Altavista center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 308.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 145.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 148.1 miles away from Altavista 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Altavista topographic map

Birthplace of: Guy Gardner (astronaut) - Astronaut, Bucky Jacobs - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Altavista:

  • AUTUMN CARE OF ALTAVISTA (1317 LOLA AVE)
  • UVA ALTAVISTA DIALYSIS (701 5TH STREET STE 102)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Altavista:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altavista:

  • Liberty University (about 18 miles; Lynchburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 61,625)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 18 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Lynchburg College (about 21 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 39 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • Danville Community College (about 39 miles; Danville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 42 miles; Martinsville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • American National University (about 43 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)

Public high school in Altavista:

  • ALTAVISTA HIGH (Students: 790, Location: 904 BEDFORD AVENUE, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Altavista:

  • ALTAVISTA ELEM (Students: 625, Location: 1003 LYNCH MILL RD, Grades: PK-5)
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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 34.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

34.5
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.39. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.39
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.3%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.1% for Black residents, 73.2% for other race residents, 56.8% 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
106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
74 people in nursing homes in 2000

Altavista, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.7
Virginia average:

12.3

Altavista travel time to work - commute Altavista mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,33958
Mainline Protestant7,41232
Black Protestant4304
Other1534
None32,508-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Altavista:

49.5%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Altavista:

45.1%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.8
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.6%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Altavista:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Altavista:

37.6%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

54.0%
State:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Altavista:

76.3%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Altavista, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$26,915$46,1400$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,503
Police Protection - Officers 13$48,070$44,3720$0
Streets and Highways 6$15,699$31,3980$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,724$32,6880$0
Sewerage 14$42,468$36,4010$0
Water Supply 8$20,812$31,2180$0
Transit 0$0 5$2,223
Other and Unallocable 7$23,691$40,6130$0
Totals for Government 56$180,379$38,65312$3,726

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $923,000 ($266.76)
    Water Utilities: $886,000 ($256.07)
    General - Other: $765,000 ($221.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $529,000 ($152.89)
    Police Protection: $426,000 ($123.12)
    Regular Highways: $382,000 ($110.40)
    Financial Administration: $258,000 ($74.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($8.09)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($3.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $366,000 ($105.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,221,000 ($641.91)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $33,000 ($9.54)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,001,000 ($289.31)
    All Other: $26,000 ($7.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $85,000 ($24.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $161,000 ($46.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $937,000 ($270.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $415,000 ($119.94)
    All Other: $197,000 ($56.94)
    General Support: $29,000 ($8.38)
  • Tax - Property: $1,996,000 ($576.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $508,000 ($146.82)
    NEC: $158,000 ($45.66)
    Public Utilities: $143,000 ($41.33)
    Motor Vehicle License: $46,000 ($13.29)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,056,000 ($305.20)
    Water Utilities: $542,000 ($156.65)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,871,000 ($1407.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,425,000 ($1278.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,004,000 ($290.17)
    Water Utilities: $295,000 ($85.26)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $52,000 ($15.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $446,000 ($128.90)
    Water Utilities: $247,000 ($71.39)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,599,000 ($1618.21)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,056,000 ($305.20)

6.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lynchburg city, VA  2.03% ($29,057 average AGI)
from Bedford County, VA  0.76% ($31,994)
from Amherst County, VA  0.47% ($29,227)


6.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,747 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lynchburg city, VA  1.87% ($27,273 average AGI)
to Bedford County, VA  0.88% ($44,105)
to Amherst County, VA  0.40% ($28,169)

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.)
Altavista fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Altavista fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 59m194ftTotal length
  • 62,040Total average daily traffic
  • 5,903Total average daily truck traffic
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

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 OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-18-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-02-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2012)
  • 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), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-20-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-05-2011), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2012)
  • 16 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Altavista that have no violations reported:

  • ALTAVISTA, TOWN OF (Population served: 3,850, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
Businesses in Altavista, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Holiday Inn1
Applebee's1KFC1
CVS1La-Z-Boy1
Chevrolet1Lane Furniture1
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Curves1Nike1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul1
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
Goodwill1UPS2
H&R Block1Walmart1
Hardee's1YMCA1

Altavista compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.

Altavista on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Pakistan (population 500+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Carroll W. Moon (4)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2016.