For population 25 years and over in Altoona:
For population 15 years and over in Altoona town:
33 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $286 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Birmingham, AL (44.9 miles , pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (545.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Walnut Grove, AL (1.8 miles ), Gallant, AL (2.2 miles ), Clarence, AL (2.4 miles) , Susan Moore, AL (2.6 miles ), Bristow Cove, AL (2.7 miles ), Snead, AL (2.7 miles ), New Union, AL (3.0 miles ), Steele, AL (3.0 miles ).
Latitude: 34.03 N, Longitude: 86.32 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 205
Population change in the 1990s: +99 (+11.2%).
Work and jobs in Altoona: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Altoona, Alabama
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Altoona-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 295% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.2 miles away from the Altoona town center injured 22 people and caused $1 million in damages.
On 11/18/1957, a category F4 tornado 11.9 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Altoona-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Altoona center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 68.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.0 miles away from Altoona center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 68.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Etowah County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Other hospitals/medical centers near Altoona:
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Public elementary/middle school in Altoona:
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Private elementary/middle school in Altoona:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.0. This is better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.160. This is significantly better than average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.17. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 11.4. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Altoona and their reported violations in the past:ALTOONA WATER & SEWER SERVICE (Population served: 1164, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.1%
(30.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
48 people in nursing homes in 2000
Altoona compared to Alabama state average:
Banks with branches in Altoona (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Altoona town (based on Etowah County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.31%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 25
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Altoona government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Altoona government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,843 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($145 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,893 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Altoona fatal accident list:
Nov 19, 1987 03:45 PM, 1464, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 43 meters (141ft)
Total costs: $15,119,000
Total average daily traffic: 10,479
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,524
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 20,687
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Altoona)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Altoona)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.