Altoona, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 7,056 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.3%
 
Males: 3,361  (47.6%)
Females: 3,695  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 54701, 54720.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,275 (it was $40,394 in 2000)
Altoona:

$48,275
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,712 (it was $21,236 in 2000)

Altoona city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $152,914 (it was $88,600 in 2000)
Altoona:

$152,914
WI:

$163,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $678.

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  • Races in Altoona, WI (2010)

    Altoona races chart
    • 6,16892.0%White alone
    • 1712.5%Hispanic
    • 1572.3%Two or more races
    • 1251.9%Asian alone
    • 580.9%Black alone
    • 240.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.04%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Altoona: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.1%), Norwegian (15.7%), Irish (8.7%), English (5.6%), Polish (4.8%), French (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 890 feet

Land area: 4.09 square miles.

Population density: 1,726 people per square mile   (low).

Altoona,WI real estate house value index trend

Altoona, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Altoona:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altoona city:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

143 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia).

This city:

2.1%
Wisconsin:

4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Altoona, Wisconsin as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Altoona to the number of sex offenders is 278 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,875 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,083 (2.0%)

Altoona satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.80 N, Longitude: 91.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,163 (-16.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 550 (15.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Altoona household income distribution Altoona home values distribution

Crime rates in Altoona by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 1000000011001
per 100,000 14.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.014.815.00.00.014.2
Rapes 013322262445N/A
per 100,000 0.014.744.945.530.830.931.491.329.660.159.473.5N/A
Robberies 0000110002221
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.015.415.50.00.00.030.029.729.414.2
Assaults 322052143912296
per 100,000 44.529.429.90.076.930.915.760.944.4135.2178.2426.185.5
Burglaries 28304423312322291723281517
per 100,000 415.1441.5658.9349.1476.8355.4345.0441.2251.5345.4415.7220.4242.2
Thefts 11913210211010212311711682122858768
per 100,000 1,764.01,942.61,527.41,669.41,569.01,900.51,834.71,764.81,213.21,832.41,262.11,278.3968.9
Auto thefts 36585413685940
per 100,000 44.588.374.9121.476.961.8203.991.3118.475.1133.658.80.0
Arson 00N/A0000100000
per 100,000 0.00.0N/A0.00.00.00.015.20.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 152.3143.3166.7147.6157.9151.9152.7208.5148.0233.9196.0240.8174.7

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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 Altoona detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Wisconsin average:

2.19
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +824 (+14.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Altoona, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% 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 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 264.5 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 the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 236.0 miles away from Altoona center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.4 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Birthplace of: Fred Thurston - Player of football.

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 Hi (Students: 464; Location: 711 7th St W; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Altoona:

  • Pedersen El (Students: 651; Location: 1827 Bartlett Ave; Grades: KG-4)
  • Altoona Mid (Students: 448; Location: 1903 Bartlett Ave; Grades: 5-8)
See full list of schools located in Altoona

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 66.6. This is about average.

City:

66.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.06
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.3%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.7% for American Indian residents)
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

Altoona, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Altoona compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Wisconsin average:

10.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

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%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$12,850$51,4000$0
Other Government Administration 3$15,462$61,8489$1,938
Police Protection - Officers 13$56,559$52,2082$680
Police - Other 1$3,218$38,6161$1,112
Firefighters 0$0 31$5,343
Streets and Highways 5$13,297$31,9131$801
Sewerage 2$6,370$38,2200$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,928$47,56816$5,674
Water Supply 1$3,574$42,8880$0
Local Libraries 3$11,773$47,0927$3,616
Other and Unallocable 2$10,616$63,6960$0
Totals for Government 35$141,647$48,56567$19,164

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $185,000 ($26.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $131,000 ($18.57)
    General: $79,000 ($11.20)
    General Public Buildings: $71,000 ($10.06)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($1.28)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $704,000 ($99.77)
    Regular Highways: $456,000 ($64.63)
    Sewerage: $420,000 ($59.52)
    Water Utilities: $392,000 ($55.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $348,000 ($49.32)
    Libraries: $313,000 ($44.36)
    Central Staff Services: $245,000 ($34.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $164,000 ($23.24)
    Fire Protection: $162,000 ($22.96)
    Financial Administration: $138,000 ($19.56)
    General - Other: $116,000 ($16.44)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $98,000 ($13.89)
    Health Services - Other: $33,000 ($4.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($1.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $243,000 ($34.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $350,000 ($49.60)
    Police Protection: $126,000 ($17.86)
    Fire Protection: $98,000 ($13.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,440,000 ($204.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($1.70)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $400,000 ($56.69)
    All Other: $153,000 ($21.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $47,000 ($6.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($0.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $39,000 ($5.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $217,000 ($30.75)
    Special Assessments: $104,000 ($14.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $81,000 ($11.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $411,000 ($58.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,435,000 ($203.37)
    Highways: $288,000 ($40.82)
    All Other: $34,000 ($4.82)
  • Tax - Property: $1,063,000 ($150.65)
    NEC: $207,000 ($29.34)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $197,000 ($27.92)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,636,000 ($940.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,627,000 ($655.75)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $168,000 ($23.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,009,000 ($284.72)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($4.11)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,905,000 ($269.98)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,830,000 ($401.08)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $57,000 ($8.08)

7.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,273 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

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 Chippewa County, WI  1.36% ($29,748 average AGI)
from Dunn County, WI  0.52% ($27,435)
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.32% ($32,000)


6.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,683 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($99 average AGI)
Eau Claire County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chippewa County, WI  1.37% ($33,602 average AGI)
to Dunn County, WI  0.46% ($30,384)
to Dane County, WI  0.31% ($32,467)

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 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Altoona fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 155m509ftTotal length
  • 183,308Total average daily traffic
  • 292Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11960-1969
  • 152000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Altoona, WI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Susan P Carpenter, 2000 Sooner Avenue (Lat: 44.809361 Lon: -91.442472), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 9206872111, Lspringer@airadigm.Com, 2301 KELBE DRIVE
  • Linda J Springer, 2000 Sooner Avenue (Lat: 44.809361 Lon: -91.442472), Type: 45.7, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 9206872111, Lspringer@airadigm.Com, 2301 KELBE DRIVE
  • Christopher B Page, Altoona, Wi (275362) (Lat: 44.798889 Lon: -91.458833), Type: 33.5, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE SUITE 700
  • Christopher B Page, Altoona, Wi (275362) (Lat: 44.798889 Lon: -91.458833), Type: 33.5, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE SUITE 700
  • Christopher B Page, Altoona, Wi (275362) (Lat: 44.798889 Lon: -91.458833), Type: 33.2, Overall height: 30.8 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE SUITE 700
  • Christopher b Page, Altoona, Wi (275362) (Lat: 44.798889 Lon: -91.458833), Type: 33.2, Overall height: 30.8 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE SUITE 700
  • Bridget Carter, Altoona, Wi (275362) (Lat: 44.798889 Lon: -91.458833), Type: 33.2, Structure height: 55035 m, Overall height: 30.8 m
    Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE SUITE 700

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 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: 09/22/2004, Expiration Date: 09/22/2014, 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: 11/28/2005, Expiration Date: 11/28/2015, Certifier: Todd W Chaney
    Registrant: City Of Altoona, 1904 Spooner Ave., Altoona, WI 54720, Phone: (715) 839-6090

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 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, 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: 03/01/2003, Expiration Date: 03/09/2013
    Registrant: Phone: (412) 430-3974

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: BEECH C24R (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 178 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2014G , Serial Number: MC-606, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1978
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Daniel A Hendrickson, 884 Windsor Forest Dr, Altoona, WI 54720, Other Owners: Sheffey N Massey, Gary Trustee Reich, Jacqueline Trustee Reich
  • Aircraft: REED JAMES W CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2543T , Serial Number: CH2-0505-2629, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 09/28/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Steven R Valk, 444 S Willson Dr, Altoona, WI 54720
  • Aircraft: PIPER J-3C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 54 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3474N , Serial Number: 22697, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 08/04/1995
    Registrant (Corporation): Piper J-3 LLC, Po Box 156, Altoona, WI 54720
  • Aircraft: HOWARD AIRCRAFT DGA-15P (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 67458 , Serial Number: 1774, Year manufactured: 1920, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Dale P Walker, 728 Lake Rd, Altoona, WI 54720
  • Aircraft: HALEY BD-5B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 83722 , Serial Number: 1895
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Unknown, Altoona, WI 54720
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 83877 , Serial Number: 7AC-2557, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 728 Lake Rd, 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 , Serial Number: 17253588, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/26/1965
    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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Altoona

See full 2006 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
Businesses in Altoona, WI
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