Altoona, Wisconsin

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Population in 2019: 7,870 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.5%
 
Males: 4,282  (54.4%)
Females: 3,588  (45.6%)
Median resident age:

36.5 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 54701, 54720.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,351 (it was $40,394 in 2000)
Altoona:

$61,351
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,488 (it was $21,236 in 2000)

Altoona city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $179,649 (it was $88,600 in 2000)
Altoona:

$179,649
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $173,104; detached houses: $197,836; townhouses or other attached units: $191,156; in 2-unit structures: $121,727; mobile homes: $33,579

Median gross rent in 2019: $755.

March 2019 cost of living index in Altoona: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.1%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Altoona, WI (2019)
    • 6,90590.1%White alone
    • 2813.7%Hispanic
    • 2753.6%Asian alone
    • 1241.6%Two or more races
    • 610.8%Black alone

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According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Altoona, Wisconsin as of February 08, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Altoona is 380 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Altoona by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
1
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(30.9)
2
(31.4)
6
(91.3)
2
(29.6)
4
(60.1)
4
(59.4)
5
(73.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
2
(27.5)
2
(26.9)
0
(0.0)
8
(102.2)
4
(50.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.0)
2
(29.7)
2
(29.4)
1
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.1)
1
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(30.9)
1
(15.7)
4
(60.9)
3
(44.4)
9
(135.2)
12
(178.2)
29
(426.1)
6
(85.5)
4
(56.0)
3
(41.3)
2
(26.9)
2
(26.2)
3
(38.3)
5
(63.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23
(355.4)
22
(345.0)
29
(441.2)
17
(251.5)
23
(345.4)
28
(415.7)
15
(220.4)
17
(242.2)
11
(154.0)
8
(110.1)
7
(94.0)
14
(183.6)
23
(293.9)
16
(201.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
123
(1,900)
117
(1,835)
116
(1,765)
82
(1,213)
122
(1,832)
85
(1,262)
87
(1,278)
68
(968.9)
64
(896.2)
30
(412.8)
30
(402.9)
63
(826.3)
78
(996.6)
90
(1,134)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(61.8)
13
(203.9)
6
(91.3)
8
(118.4)
5
(75.1)
9
(133.6)
4
(58.8)
0
(0.0)
5
(70.0)
6
(82.6)
1
(13.4)
6
(78.7)
4
(51.1)
3
(37.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index141.4142.1194.0137.7217.6182.3224.1105.674.661.150.661.4157.8115.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Altoona, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Wisconsin average:

2.18
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Ancestries: German (31.7%), American (7.2%), Norwegian (7.1%), English (5.8%), European (5.0%), Scandinavian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 890 feet

Land area: 4.09 square miles.

Population density: 1,925 people per square mile   (low).

Altoona, Wisconsin map

348 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.7% North America, 0.5% Africa).

This city:

4.5%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,570 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,007 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (2.6 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (82.6 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (279.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Washington, WI (1.6 miles ),
Eau Claire, WI (1.6 miles ),
Lake Hallie, WI (2.2 miles ),
Hallie, WI (2.4 miles ),
Union, WI (2.6 miles ),
Brunswick, WI (2.9 miles ),
Fall Creek, WI (2.9 miles ),
Wheaton, WI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 44.80 N, Longitude: 91.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -541 (-7.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 509 (13.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Altoona, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Altoona, WI in 2019
Altoona satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2005: 38 buildings, average cost: $177,200
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2011: 32 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2012: 32 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2013: 39 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2014: 34 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2015: 37 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2016: 38 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2017: 36 buildings, average cost: $208,700
  • 2018: 67 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2019: 36 buildings, average cost: $147,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Altoona, WI residents
Average permit cost in Altoona, WI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Historical population in Altoona, WI
Historical housing units in Altoona, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +824 (+14.0%).
Most common industries in Altoona, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Food (3.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Altoona, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Altoona, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Altoona, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 56.8. This is better than average.

City:

56.8
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 6.07. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.07
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Altoona-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the Altoona city center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Altoona-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 231.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 243.8 miles away from Altoona center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 264.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 245.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 394.9 miles away from Altoona center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 194.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Eau Claire County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Altoona topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Altoona:

  • OAKWOOD VILLA (2512 NEW PINE DR)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Altoona:

  • HEALTHSOUTH - OAK LEAF SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • OAK LEAF SURGCL HSPTL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • DOVE HEALTHCARE-SOUTH (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • MAYO CLINIC DIALYSIS - LONDON ROAD (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • SACRED HEART HSPTL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • SYVERSON LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; EAU CLAIRE, WI)

Amtrak station near Altoona:

  • 3 miles: EAU CLARE (101 N. FARWELL ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altoona:

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 3 miles; Eau Claire, WI; Full-time enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 4 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 25 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • Winona State University (about 54 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 54 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 59 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Western Technical College (about 70 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)

Public high school in Altoona:

  • ALTOONA HIGH (Students: 464, Location: 711 7TH ST W, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Altoona:

  • PEDERSEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 651, Location: 1827 BARTLETT AVE, Grades: PK-3)
  • ALTOONA MIDDLE (Students: 448, Location: 1903 BARTLETT AVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • ALTOONA INTERMEDIATE (Location: 1903 BARTLETT AVE, Grades: 4-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Altoona:

  • ST MARY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 145, Location: 1828 LYNN AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • OTTER CREEK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 5, Location: 919 10TH ST W, Grades: UG-8)
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Library in Altoona:

  • ALTOONA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $395,572; Location: 1303 LYNN AVE.; 39,495 books; 4,723 e-books; 7,065 audio materials; 5,310 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 140 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Altoona: Eau Claire County Club (A), Hillcrest Country Club (B), Gold Cross Ambulance Service Eau Claire Base (C), Altoona Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (D), Altoona Public Library (E), Altoona City Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Altoona include: Altoona United Methodist Church (A), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (B), Islamic Center and Mosque (C), Saint Lukes Anglican Episcopal Church (D), Seventh Day Adventist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotels: Evenox Motel (2067 South Hastings Way), Hillcrest Motel (2320 North Hillcrest Parkway).

Birthplace of: Fred Thurston - Football player.

Eau Claire 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 and their reported violations in the past:

ALTOONA WATERWORKS (Population served: 7,500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2006), St Boil Water Order (SEP-23-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 55 regular monitoring violations
HILLCREST ESTATES MHP (Population served: 726, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In APR-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (MAY-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2012)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (MAR-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2012)

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

  • TOWER RIDGE MULTI-USE FACILITY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.6%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.3%
Whole state:

7.3%


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
16 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Altoona in 2000:

  • 146 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in other group homes

For population 15 years and over in Altoona:

Marital status in Altoona, WI
  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Altoona:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Wisconsin average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Altoona
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Altoona, WI (based on Eau Claire County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant19,22029
Evangelical Protestant18,44258
Catholic16,24010
Other1,74412
None43,090-
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: 16
Eau Claire County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Eau Claire County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Eau Claire County:

4.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 72
Here:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Eau Claire County:

25.6%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.9%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.5%
Wisconsin:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.8%
State:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Altoona:

21.0%
Wisconsin:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Altoona:

9.8%
Wisconsin:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Altoona:

6.8
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.9%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Altoona:

55.4%
Wisconsin:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Altoona:

77.8%
State:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Altoona, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$84,590$72,5060$0
Streets and Highways 6$29,838$59,6760$0
Other Government Administration 5$26,596$63,8307$1,787
Parks and Recreation 4$15,427$46,2814$771
Financial Administration 3$14,838$59,3520$0
Local Libraries 3$12,878$51,5126$4,557
Water Supply 2$8,977$53,8620$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,938$59,2563$1,798
Police - Other 1$3,645$43,7401$518
Firefighters 0$0 28$6,705
Totals for Government 39$201,726$62,07049$16,136

Altoona government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,372,000 ($428.46)
    Regular Highways: $1,858,000 ($236.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,053,000 ($133.80)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,692,000 ($214.99)
    Sewerage: $1,393,000 ($177.00)
    Regular Highways: $1,092,000 ($138.75)
    Water Utilities: $939,000 ($119.31)
    Libraries: $501,000 ($63.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $487,000 ($61.88)
    Central Staff Services: $359,000 ($45.62)
    Financial Administration: $250,000 ($31.77)
    General - Other: $209,000 ($26.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $202,000 ($25.67)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $85,000 ($10.80)
    Transit Utilities: $64,000 ($8.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $62,000 ($7.88)
    Health - Other: $34,000 ($4.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($3.43)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($0.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $930,000 ($118.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $165,000 ($20.97)
    Police Protection: $94,000 ($11.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $52,000 ($6.61)
    Central Staff Services: $36,000 ($4.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,418,000 ($307.24)

Altoona government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,558,000 ($197.97)
    Regular Highways: $384,000 ($48.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $171,000 ($21.73)
    Other: $63,000 ($8.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $98,000 ($12.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $191,000 ($24.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,010,000 ($128.34)
    Interest Earnings: $390,000 ($49.56)
    Special Assessments: $164,000 ($20.84)
    General Revenue - Other: $144,000 ($18.30)
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000 ($4.45)
    Fines and Forfeits: $29,000 ($3.68)
    Rents: $9,000 ($1.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,182,000 ($150.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,270,000 ($161.37)
    Highways: $420,000 ($53.37)
    Education: $202,000 ($25.67)
    Other: $95,000 ($12.07)
  • Tax - Property: $5,854,000 ($743.84)
    Other: $125,000 ($15.88)
    Other License: $112,000 ($14.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $107,000 ($13.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $83,000 ($10.55)

Altoona government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,515,000 ($3623.25)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,256,000 ($2955.02)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,000,000 ($889.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,741,000 ($221.22)

Altoona government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,792,000 ($354.76)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,687,000 ($2628.59)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,000 ($0.89)

7.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

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 Chippewa County, WI  1.61% ($38,406 average AGI)
from Dunn County, WI  0.59% ($34,958)
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.24% ($46,906)


7.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,898 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

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 Chippewa County, WI  1.56% ($76,846 average AGI)
to Dunn County, WI  0.58% ($42,898)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.36% ($34,414)
Businesses in Altoona, WI
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Strongest AM radio stations in Altoona:

  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WDVM (1050 AM; 1 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WOGO (680 AM; 3 kW; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WBIZ (1400 AM; 1 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altoona:

  • WUEC (89.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WBIZ-FM (100.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIAL (94.1 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WISM-FM (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHEM (91.3 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: FOURTH DIMENSION, INC.)
  • WECL (92.9 FM; ELK MOUND, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WCFW (105.7 FM; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: BUSHLAND RADIO SPECIALTIES/WCFW)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WQRB (95.1 FM; BLOOMER, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCF (90.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • W206AH (89.1 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WATQ (106.7 FM; CHETEK, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDMO (95.9 FM; DURAND, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVSS (90.7 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • W211AY (90.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WDRK (99.9 FM; CORNELL, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHTL-FM (102.3 FM; WHITEHALL, WI; Owner: THE WHTL GROUP, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Altoona:

  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEUX (Channel 48; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
Altoona fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Altoona fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 423ft / 129mTotal length
  • $2,426,000Total costs
  • 293,058Total average daily traffic
  • 3,081Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Altoona, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 162000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Altoona, WI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 1303 Lynn Ave (Lat: 44.801361 Lon: -91.441556), Call Sign: WZX853, Licensee ID: L00093337,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.715 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/1999, Expiration Date: 05/23/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2004, Registrant: City Of Altoona, 1303 Lynn Ave, Altoona, WI 54720
  • 1303 Lynn Ave (Lat: 44.801361 Lon: -91.441556), Call Sign: WFQ805, Licensee ID: L00093337,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.030 MHz, Grant Date: 04/19/1999, Expiration Date: 07/10/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/26/2004, Registrant: Altoona Wisconsin City Of, 1303 Lynn Ave, Altoona, WI 54720, Phone: (715) 839-6090
  • 2153 S Hastings Way (Lat: 44.800528 Lon: -91.432111), Call Sign: KNDY847, Licensee ID: L00093878,
    Assigned Frequencies: 150.890 MHz, Grant Date: 12/15/1997, Expiration Date: 12/02/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2003, Registrant: Larry A Birkholz, 2153 S Hasings Way, Altoona, WI 54702, Phone: (715) 834-7278
  • Lat: 44.795111 Lon: -91.447000, Call Sign: WPUW380,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.325 MHz, Grant Date: 07/02/2012, Expiration Date: 05/15/2022, Certifier: Steven J Hall, Registrant: Rassbach Communications, 405 N. Hastings Pl., Eau Claire, WI 54703, Phone: (715) 832-6763, Fax: (715) 832-1698, Email:
  • 2003 S. Hastings Way (Lat: 44.799028 Lon: -91.466417), Call Sign: WQBD362,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.212 MHz, 464.037 MHz, 464.237 MHz, 464.062 MHz, 464.262 MHz, 464.087 MHz, 464.287 MHz, 464.112 MHz, 464.312 MHz, 464.137 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 07/19/2014, Expiration Date: 09/22/2024, Certifier: Jennifer S Dutcher Ms., Registrant: Erc Parts, Inc., 4001 Cobb International Blvd., Kennesaw, GA 30152, Phone: (800) 241-6880, Fax: (770) 951-1875, Email:
  • Lat: 44.807472 Lon: -91.440444, Call Sign: WQDX899, Licensee ID: L00093337,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.830 MHz, Grant Date: 09/11/2015, Expiration Date: 11/28/2025, Certifier: Todd W Chaney, Registrant: City Of Altoona, 1904 Spooner Ave., Altoona, WI 54720, Phone: (715) 839-6090
  • Lat: 44.819889 Lon: -91.456417, Call Sign: WQXP518,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.812 MHz, 456.612 MHz, 457.137 MHz, 462.487 MHz, 462.512 MHz, Grant Date: 05/02/2016, Expiration Date: 05/02/2026, Certifier: Cathy Leibke, Registrant: Rassbach Communications Svc., 405 N. Hastings Place, Eau Claire, WI 54703, Phone: (715) 832-6763, Fax: (715) 832-1698, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • WECL STUDIO, 944 Harlem Street (Lat: 44.800556 Lon: -91.465750), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 16.8 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WPJD676,
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.500 MHz, Grant Date: 02/07/1996, Expiration Date: 12/01/2028, Registrant: Mid-West Management Inc., 944 Harlem St., Altoona, WI 54720, Phone: (608) 273-1000, Email:
  • ALTOONA, 7025 Prill Road (Lat: 44.778917 Lon: -91.395889), Type: Mast, Structure height: 55.2 m, Overall height: 58.2 m, Call Sign: WPNG601, Licensee ID: L00128694,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6760.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/25/2015, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC
  • Lat: 44.799944 Lon: -91.450139, Overall height: 2.4 m, Call Sign: WPNJ753,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2013, Expiration Date: 03/09/2023, Registrant: City Of Altoona, 1303 Lynn Avenue, Altoona, WI 54720, Phone: (715) 839-6092, Fax: (715) 839-1800, Email:
  • ALTOONA YARD OFFICE, 1428 Spooner Avenue (Lat: 44.807528 Lon: -91.434250), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: WQUS403,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.768 MHz, 952.768 MHz, Grant Date: 09/26/2014, Expiration Date: 09/26/2024, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 S 15th St. Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • ATLA WI 01, 1428 Spooner Avenue (Lat: 44.807472 Lon: -91.434194), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 26 m, Call Sign: WQYQ857,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17965.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, 17965.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/14/2016, Expiration Date: 12/14/2026, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • ATLA WI 06, 217-327 Co Hwy Kb (Lat: 44.802667 Lon: -91.412889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQYQ858,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/14/2016, Expiration Date: 12/14/2026, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: KELLY WILLIAM B CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 19BK, N19BK, N-19BK, Serial Number: CH2-0601-2100, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 02/12/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 01/17/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Robert L Jr Cerutti, 1412 Daniels Ave, Altoona, WI 54720
  • Aircraft: ERIC BLEZIEN XE285 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: INNTEC 800 (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 40WD, N40WD, N-40WD, Serial Number: MXE1334F18B, Year manufactured: 2019, Airworthiness Date: 01/21/2020, Certificate Issue Date: 12/14/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Eric Blezien, 7221 S Shore Dr, Altoona, WI 54720
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 891SR, N891SR, N-891SR, Serial Number: 17253588, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/26/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 08/13/1986
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel D Riewestahl, 404 Lake Rd, Altoona, WI 54720

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$108,61230$126,222152$146,5017$24,1761$204,27013$108,7572$14,845
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$99,01523$132,1071$1,7800$01$81,9401$27,310
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$145,1854$126,18326$125,2001$21,9700$02$182,2952$41,270
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$81,9402$99,46023$174,5000$00$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$18,4103$121,3330$00$00$01$18,410

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0004.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$158,27516$171,386
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$171,9052$212,580
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$87,8802$149,935
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$57,0001$62,940
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$57,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0004.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Altoona, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Altoona, WI - Value

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 14. The highest number of reported fires - 30 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Altoona, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (57.8%), and Outside Fires (23.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Altoona, WI
    • 12657.8%Structure Fires
    • 5123.4%Outside Fires
    • 3516.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 62.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Altoona, WI
Most common first names in Altoona, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Margaret2882.8 years
Mary2581.7 years
Donald2472.9 years
William2176.5 years
Robert1972.0 years
Arthur1977.5 years
Helen1685.3 years
John1577.1 years
Mildred1386.9 years
Edward1378.6 years
Most common last names in Altoona, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2683.4 years
Nelson1783.5 years
Anderson1477.2 years
Olson1276.3 years
Thompson1281.3 years
Miller1178.9 years
Brown1167.4 years
Larson970.9 years
Schlewitz881.2 years
Henning884.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Altoona, WI
  • 84.2%Utility gas
  • 12.8%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Altoona, WI
  • 53.5%Electricity
  • 38.7%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Other fuel
  • 3.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Altoona compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
There are 17 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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