Altoona, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 917 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.8%
 
Males: 428  (46.7%)
Females: 489  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35952.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,992 (it was $20,469 in 2000)
Altoona:

$37,992
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,196 (it was $11,168 in 2000)

Altoona town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $86,592 (it was $53,100 in 2000)
Altoona:

$86,592
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $100,171; detached houses: $98,440; mobile homes: $131,622

Median gross rent in 2017: $408.

March 2019 cost of living index in Altoona: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.1%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Altoona, AL (2017)
    • 80092.5%White alone
    • 232.7%Hispanic
    • 212.4%Two or more races
    • 101.2%Black alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Altoona, Alabama as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Altoona is 43 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (46.2%), Scottish (9.6%), German (7.6%), English (7.4%), Irish (6.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 953 feet

Land area: 3.80 square miles.

Population density: 241 people per square mile   (very low).

Altoona, Alabama map

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $262 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $423 (0.6%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Altoona, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Altoona, AL in 2017
Altoona satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

3.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +99 (+11.2%).
Most common industries in Altoona, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.9%)
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Educational services (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.7%)
  • Utilities (3.7%)
  • Truck transportation (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
  • Apparel (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Altoona, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Carpenters (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Carpenters (8.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.2%)
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)

Average climate in Altoona, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Altoona, Alabama average temperatures Altoona, Alabama average precipitation Altoona, Alabama humidity Altoona, Alabama wind speed Altoona, Alabama snowfall Altoona, Alabama sunshine Altoona, Alabama clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.1. This is about average.

City:

73.1
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.88
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Altoona-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 166% 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 79% 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 Altoona 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 the city 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 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 208.5 miles away from Altoona center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 181.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Etowah County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Altoona topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Altoona:

  • ALTOONA HEALTH AND REHAB (6532 WALNUT GROVE ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Altoona:

  • TLC NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ONEONTA, AL)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER - ONEONTA (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ONEONTA, AL)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF BLOUNTSVILLE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ONEONTA, AL)
  • CARE FIRST HOME HEALTH OF BLOUNT COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ONEONTA, AL)
  • GADSDEN REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ATTALLA, AL)
  • ATTALLA HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ATTALLA, AL)
  • GADSDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ATTALLA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altoona:

  • Snead State Community College (about 15 miles; Boaz, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 20 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville (about 27 miles; Hanceville, AL; FT enrollment: 4,486)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 35 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 35 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 43 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 47 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)

Public elementary/middle school in Altoona:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Altoona Fire and Rescue Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Etowah County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

  • ALTOONA WATER & SEWER SERVICE (Population served: 1,164, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.9%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.8%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
48 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Altoona (2011 data):

  • The Exchange Bank of Alabama: The Exchange Bank Of Alabama at Sixth And Blount Streets, branch established on 1909/03/10. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $230.7 mil, Deposits: $202.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Gadsden Corporation, The
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: Snead Branch at 87615 Us Highway 278, branch established on 1972/09/25. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc

For population 15 years and over in Altoona:

Marital status in Altoona, AL
  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

For population 25 years and over in Altoona:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Altoona, AL (based on Etowah County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant64,316193
Catholic7,6241
Mainline Protestant5,81635
Black Protestant4,81321
Other1,4376
None20,424-
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: 25
This county:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Etowah County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Etowah County:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Etowah County:

10.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.5%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Etowah County:

20.2%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.4%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Altoona:

43.1%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Altoona:

22.1%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.4%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Altoona:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Altoona:

30.5%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Altoona:

50.8%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Altoona:

82.5%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Altoona, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 187$406,525$26,0870$0
Financial Administration 6$22,124$44,2480$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$15,242$45,7260$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,512$42,1440$0
Sewerage 1$3,512$42,1440$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,164$37,9680$0
Firefighters 1$4,037$48,4440$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,164$37,9680$0
Water Supply 1$3,164$37,9680$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$928
Totals for Government 203$464,444$27,4553$928

Altoona government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $91,000 ($99.24)
    Regular Highways: $34,000 ($37.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($15.27)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($5.45)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $175,000 ($190.84)
    Police Protection: $130,000 ($141.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($37.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000 ($31.62)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($29.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($20.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($3.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $147,000 ($160.31)

Altoona government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $52,000 ($56.71)
    Other: $2,000 ($2.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $82,000 ($89.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $50,000 ($54.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $49,000 ($53.44)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($12.00)
    Rents: $2,000 ($2.18)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.09)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $120,000 ($130.86)
    Other License: $118,000 ($128.68)
    Property: $48,000 ($52.34)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $12,000 ($13.09)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $7,000 ($7.63)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $7,000 ($7.63)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $6,000 ($6.54)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($1.09)

Altoona government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $74,000 ($80.70)

4.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marshall County, AL  0.70% ($31,695 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, AL  0.50% ($35,410)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.33% ($47,442)


4.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marshall County, AL  0.60% ($31,111 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, AL  0.53% ($32,734)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.35% ($53,057)

Businesses in Altoona, AL

  • McDonald's: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Altoona:

  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGAD (1350 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBY (930 AM; 5 kW; RAINBOW CITY, AL; Owner: GADSDEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCRL (1570 AM; 3 kW; ONEONTA, AL; Owner: BLOUNT COUNTY BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altoona:

  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLD (97.7 FM; ONEONTA, AL; Owner: BLOUNT COUNTY BROADCASTING SERVICE INC.)
  • WYDE-FM (101.1 FM; CULLMAN, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WAFN-FM (92.7 FM; ARAB, AL; Owner: FUN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)

TV broadcast stations around Altoona:

  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTJP (Channel 60; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W15AP (Channel 15; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)

Altoona fatal accident list:

May 26, 2016 02:45 PM, Sr-132, Lat: 34.038278, Lon: -86.293100, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Nov 19, 1987 03:45 PM, 1464, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 148ft / 44.7mTotal length
  • $20,912,000Total costs
  • 39,783Total average daily traffic
  • 7,351Total average daily truck traffic
  • 54,009Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Altoona, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Altoona, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Altoona)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/2 Mi Nnw Int Jenkins Ave & Stancle Rd (Lat: 34.045083 Lon: -86.265250), Call Sign: KVJ578,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHz, 151.985 MHz, Grant Date: 07/22/2003, Expiration Date: 06/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/01/2013, Registrant: Ott Communications, 900 D Hammond St, Bangor, ME 04401, Phone: (207) 992-9920, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Walnut Grove, 4116 Murphree Valley Road (Lat: 34.073417 Lon: -86.308028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 115.8 m, Call Sign: WPQT357, Licensee ID: L00123733,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.50 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/2010, Expiration Date: 10/03/2020, Cancellation Date: 09/25/2014, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC
  • DUSTIN STEWART, Lat: 34.002972 Lon: -86.391389, Type: Pipe, Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQNM354,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 03/22/2021, Certifier: Jay Fuller, Registrant: Advanced Broadband Capshaw LLC, 1520 Bower Drive, Cullman, AL 35055, Phone: (256) 489-0112, Email:
  • ALTOONA DT, 6650 Water Town Road (Lat: 34.032111 Lon: -86.317111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 74.4 m, Overall height: 75.3 m, Call Sign: WQVF893,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/29/2015, Expiration Date: 01/29/2025, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Altoona)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: LUKE WALTER V-STAR (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 130WL , Serial Number: 130, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 04/28/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 02/13/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Walter S Jr Schaefer, 370 Williamsburg Rd, Altoona, AL 35952
  • Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A-1A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 168FS , Serial Number: 1404, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 03/27/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 08/16/2016
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Pat Whitley, 456 Mount Carmel Rd, Altoona, AL 35952, Other Owners: Kathy Whitley
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540-AB1A5 (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2396K , Serial Number: 18281750, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 10/17/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 02/13/2015
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Pat Whitley, 456 Mount Carmel Rd, Altoona, AL 35952, Other Owners: Kathy Whitley
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-300 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 113 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 6-285-A (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9900P , Serial Number: 36-7560002, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 03/11/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 05/23/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Pat Whitley, 456 Mount Carmel Rd, Altoona, AL 35952, Other Owners: Kathy Whitley

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 32. The highest number of fires - 83 took place in 2006, and the least - 2 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Altoona, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.1%), and Structure Fires (42.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Altoona, AL
    • 23947.1%Outside Fires
    • 21642.6%Structure Fires
    • 336.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 193.7%Other
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Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Altoona, AL
  • 71.7%Electricity
  • 15.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.2%Wood
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Altoona, AL
  • 95.0%Electricity
  • 3.1%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Altoona compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 8 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2020.