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Population in 2010: 89. Population change since 2000: +1.1%
Males: 28  (31.8%)
Females: 61  (68.2%)

Median resident age:  48.2 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip code: 32702

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,338 (it was $27,143 in 2000)
Altoona:

$39,338
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,705

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $161,288 (it was $100,000 in 2000)
Altoona:

$161,288
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $126,120; Detached houses: $126,120

Median gross rent in 2012: $837.

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  • White alone - 87 (97.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Altoona: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (85.7%), Scottish (3.1%), Irish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 103 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 199 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Altoona:

  • High school or higher: 63.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 48.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altoona CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 85.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

10 residents are foreign born

This place:  6.6%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Altoona, Florida as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Altoona to the number of sex offenders is 7 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $971 (0.5%)

Altoona satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Deltona, FL (26.5 miles , pop. 69,543).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (84.8 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (829.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Pittman, FL (1.5 miles) , Umatilla, FL (1.6 miles ), Paisley, FL (2.6 miles ), Eustis, FL (2.9 miles ), Lake Kathryn, FL (3.2 miles ), Lisbon, FL (3.2 miles ), Mount Dora, FL (3.3 miles ), Sorrento, FL (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 28.97 N, Longitude: 81.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 352

Altoona household income distribution Altoona home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)


Average climate in Altoona, Florida

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Tornado activity:

Altoona-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/2/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Altoona place center killed 13 people and injured 51 people and caused $98 million in damages.

On 2/2/2007, a category F3 tornado 25.0 miles away from the place center killed 8 people and injured 25 people and caused $114 million in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Fires: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Altoona topographic map

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Altoona: Robert Miller, Jr. McTureous.


Hospital/medical center in Altoona:

  • LAKEVIEW TERRACE SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, 110 LODGE TERRACE DR)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Altoona:

  • FL HOSP WATERMAN INC ECF UNIT (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; EUSTIS, FL)
  • BAYVIEW CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; EUSTIS, FL)
  • LAKE EUSTIS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; EUSTIS, FL)

Political contributions by individuals in Altoona, FL

Amtrak station near Altoona:

  • 19 miles: DELAND (2491 OLD NEW YORK AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altoona:

  • Stetson University (about 22 miles; DeLand, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,258)
  • Seminole State College of Florida (about 26 miles; Sanford, FL; FT enrollment: 7,064)
  • Rollins College (about 32 miles; Winter Park, FL; FT enrollment: 2,715)
  • Full Sail University (about 34 miles; Winter Park, FL; FT enrollment: 7,516)
  • Valencia Community College (about 34 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 17,591)
  • Central Florida Community College (about 35 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 3,440)
  • University of Central Florida (about 38 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 37,609)
See full list of schools located in Altoona, School District: LAKE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Notable locations in Altoona: Lake County Fire Rescue Station 14 (A), Lake County Fire/Rescue Station 14 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Altoona include: Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (A), First Baptist Church of Micco (B), First Baptist Church of Altoona (C), United Methodist Church of Altoona (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 19.0. This is significantly better than average.
City:

19.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.0. This is better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.0
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.160. This is significantly better than average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.160
U.S.:

0.360
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.17. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

4.17
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 11.4. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

10.5


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%

Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  48.8%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Altoona compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Altoona (2011 data):

  • United Southern Bank: Lakeview Terrace Office at 331 Raintree Drive, branch established on 1998/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $383.5 mil, Deposits: $334.9 mil, headquarters in Umatilla, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Unisouth, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Altoona travel time to work - commute


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Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Altoona CDP (based on Lake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.67%
Here39.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents30.6%23.0%11.8%6.4%2.9%
Congregations17.5%2.1%8.2%5.2%10.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%2.5%2.5%2.4%14.8%
Congregations2.6%2.1%3.6%2.1%45.9%
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: 51
Lake County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 35
This county:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 107
Lake County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 180
This county:

5.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lake County:

11.2%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

24.3%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.1%
State:

14.0%

12.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,123 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.39%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($145 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.09%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orange County, FL  2.48% ($46,482 average AGI)
from Seminole County, FL  0.69% ($51,249)
from Broward County, FL  0.40% ($51,706)


8.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,280 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.61%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($154 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Orange County, FL  1.47% ($43,093 average AGI)
to Polk County, FL  0.53% ($35,330)
to Marion County, FL  0.51% ($37,765)

Strongest AM radio stations in Altoona:

  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLBE (790 AM; 5 kW; LEESBURG-EUSTIS, FL; Owner: WLBE 790, INC.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WQBQ (1410 AM; 10 kW; LEESBURG, FL)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WYND (1310 AM; 9 kW; DELAND, FL; Owner: BUDDY TUCKER ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WTLN (950 AM; 12 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: TM2, INC.)
  • WORL (660 AM; 5 kW; ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WDBO (580 AM; 5 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altoona:

  • WCFB (94.5 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGF (107.7 FM; MOUNT DORA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOCL (105.9 FM; DELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJHM (101.9 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WOMX-FM (105.1 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJRR (101.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSHE (100.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKS-FM (104.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHTQ (96.5 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WWKA (92.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOZ (88.3 FM; UNION PARK, FL; Owner: CENTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGNE-FM (99.9 FM; PALATKA, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WWKQ (88.7 FM; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCAST SYSTEM, INC.)
  • W212BF (90.3 FM; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: CTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WPYO (95.3 FM; APOPKA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKSG (89.5 FM; CEDAR CREEK, FL; Owner: DAYSTAR PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMFQ (92.9 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Altoona:

  • WESH (Channel 2; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ORLANDO HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXXU-LP (Channel 12; ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WVEN-TV (Channel 26; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WCEU (Channel 15; NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL; Owner: DAYTONA BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WFTV (Channel 9; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WACX (Channel 55; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WKCF (Channel 18; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLCB-TV (Channel 45; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOFL (Channel 35; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMFE-TV (Channel 24; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W47AL (Channel 47; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CONCILIO MISSION CRISTIANA FUENTE)
  • W21AU (Channel 21; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • WPXG-LP (Channel 31; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Altoona, Florida:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Florida average:
  • Fatal accident count: 164
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 251
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 177
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 434
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30
See more detailed statistics of Altoona fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5715E , Serial Number: 17215, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 02/24/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 18201 Demko Rd, Altoona, FL 32702



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$89,790
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$95,960
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.01

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 42
  • Hazardous Condition: 9
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Altoona


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