Altoona, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 44,098 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.0%
 
Males: 21,938  (49.7%)
Females: 22,160  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

38.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 16601, 16602.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,506 (it was $28,248 in 2000)
Altoona:

$39,506
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,544 (it was $15,213 in 2000)

Altoona city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $104,992 (it was $57,600 in 2000)
Altoona:

$104,992
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $116,273; detached houses: $114,736; townhouses or other attached units: $88,291; in 2-unit structures: $433,915; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $886,922; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $168,402; mobile homes: $69,803

Median gross rent in 2017: $633.

March 2019 cost of living index in Altoona: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.3%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.2% for Black residents, 33.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 75.1% for other race residents, 51.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Altoona, PA (2017)
    • 41,28591.2%White alone
    • 1,3292.9%Black alone
    • 1,1242.5%Two or more races
    • 8221.8%Hispanic
    • 1750.4%Asian alone
    • 100.02%American Indian alone
    • 70.02%Other race alone
    • 50.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 84 registered sex offenders living in Altoona, Pennsylvania as of August 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Altoona is 538 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

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.1)
2
(4.3)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.3)
2
(4.3)
1
(2.2)
1
(2.2)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(6.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
26
(54.3)
32
(67.8)
20
(42.9)
13
(28.1)
20
(43.7)
29
(62.8)
26
(56.0)
31
(66.8)
25
(54.2)
38
(83.2)
26
(57.3)
23
(50.9)
33
(74.4)
67
(152.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
69
(144.0)
84
(177.9)
77
(165.2)
67
(144.9)
43
(93.9)
51
(110.4)
39
(83.9)
32
(69.0)
29
(62.9)
32
(70.1)
26
(57.3)
37
(81.9)
31
(69.9)
27
(61.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
86
(179.5)
129
(273.2)
86
(184.5)
101
(218.4)
105
(229.3)
87
(188.3)
78
(167.9)
98
(211.2)
75
(162.7)
88
(192.7)
84
(185.1)
95
(210.4)
56
(126.2)
68
(155.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
463
(966.2)
439
(929.7)
428
(918.3)
369
(798.1)
260
(567.8)
294
(636.2)
301
(647.8)
226
(487.0)
259
(561.8)
208
(455.4)
182
(401.1)
169
(374.2)
167
(376.4)
188
(428.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,117
(2,331)
976
(2,067)
824
(1,768)
793
(1,715)
657
(1,435)
616
(1,333)
745
(1,603)
641
(1,381)
733
(1,590)
658
(1,441)
670
(1,476)
619
(1,371)
708
(1,596)
464
(1,058)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
73
(152.3)
87
(184.3)
66
(141.6)
56
(121.1)
57
(124.5)
37
(80.1)
44
(94.7)
36
(77.6)
43
(93.3)
24
(52.5)
42
(92.6)
33
(73.1)
43
(96.9)
34
(77.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
24
(50.1)
23
(48.7)
24
(51.5)
13
(28.1)
13
(28.4)
10
(21.6)
18
(38.7)
18
(38.8)
9
(19.5)
10
(21.9)
20
(44.1)
7
(15.5)
7
(15.8)
9
(20.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)316.4324.7271.4252.5220.4225.2220.6220.5213.8224.2199.0198.7203.6264.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Altoona, PA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 66 (58 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (28.3%), Italian (13.8%), American (11.7%), Irish (10.8%), English (5.1%), Polish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1170 feet

Land area: 9.77 square miles.

Population density: 4,514 people per square mile   (average).

Altoona, Pennsylvania map

484 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,134 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,004 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (83.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (175.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Lakemont, PA (1.6 miles ),
Hollidaysburg borough, PA (2.3 miles ),
Duncansville borough, PA (2.5 miles ),
Bellwood borough, PA (2.7 miles ),
Foot of Ten, PA (2.7 miles ),
Tunnelhill borough, PA (2.8 miles ),
Gallitzin borough, PA (2.9 miles ),
Newry borough, PA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.51 N, Longitude: 78.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,668 (+8.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,917 (42.4%)

Area code: 814

Distribution of median household income in Altoona, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Altoona, PA in 2017

Property values in Altoona, PA

Altoona satellite photo by USGS

Altoona tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $60,600
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $75,900
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $77,200
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,400
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,000
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $134,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Altoona, PA residents
Average permit cost in Altoona, PA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Altoona, PA
Historical housing units in Altoona, PA
Most common industries in Altoona, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.1%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Altoona, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Altoona, Pennsylvania

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Altoona, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.2. This is about average.

City:

70.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.160. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.160
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 11.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.459. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.459
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.62
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Altoona-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 48.4 miles away from the Altoona city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1980, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Altoona-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 124.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 162.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 315.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 159.4 miles away from Altoona center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 126.6 miles away from Altoona 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 Blair County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Altoona topographic map

Hospitals in Altoona:

  • ALTOONA CENTER (1515 FOURTH ST)
  • ASERACARE HOSPICE (RD2 BOX 712 2ND FLOOR REGENCY SQUARE)
  • BON SECOURS MERCY HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 2500 SEVENTH AVE)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF ALTOONA (2005 VALLEY VIEW BOULEVARD)
  • HORIZONS HOSPICE (309 EAST PLANK ROAD)
  • JAMES E. VAN ZANDT VA MEDICAL CENTER - ALTOONA (Government Federal, provides emergency services, 2907 PLEASANT VALLEY BOULEVAR)
  • MERCY LUTHERAN HOSPICE (1701 12TH AVENUE BUILDING D)
  • UPMC ALTOONA (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 620 HOWARD AVENUE)

Nursing Homes in Altoona:

  • ALTOONA CENTER FOR NURSING CARE (1020 GREEN AVENUE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-HILLVIEW (700 S. CAYUGA AVENUE)
  • TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT (2500 SEVENTH AVENUE)
  • VALLEY VIEW HOME (301 VALLEY VIEW BLVD)

Dialysis Facilities in Altoona:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE ALTOONA (1602 NINTH AVENUE)
  • US RENAL CARE ALTOONA (118 EAST CHESTNUT AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in Altoona:

  • HOME NURSING AGENCY AND VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (350 LAKEMONT PARK BOULEVARD)

Airports and heliports located in Altoona:

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Amtrak station:

ALTOONA (1231 11TH AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Altoona:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (Full-time enrollment: 3,656; Location: 3000 Ivyside Park; Public; Website: www.altoona.psu.edu/)
  • YTI Career Institute-Altoona (Full-time enrollment: 460; Location: 2900 Fairway Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.yti.edu)
  • Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (Full-time enrollment: 219; Location: 1500 Fourth Avenue; Public; Website: www.gactc.edu)
  • Altoona Beauty School Inc (Full-time enrollment: 98; Location: 1554 Valley View Blvd.; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.ALTOONABEAUTYSCHOOL.COM)
  • The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona (Full-time enrollment: 58; Location: 705 12th St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.tspaaltoona.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Altoona:

  • Saint Francis University (about 13 miles; Loretto, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,636)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 29 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 35 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 45,483)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 37 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 41 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 14,471)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 44 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 56 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)

Public high schools in Altoona:

Private high schools in Altoona:

  • BISHOP GUILFOYLE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 329, Location: 2400 PLEASANT VALLEY BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • GREAT COMMISSION SCHOOLS (Students: 158, Location: 1100 6TH AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • FAITH TABERNACLE SCHOOL (Students: 39, Location: 439 5TH AVE, Grades: 1-12)
  • NORTHWESTERN HUMAN SERVICES AUTISM SCHOOL (Students: 38, Location: 1012 8TH AVE, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Altoona:

  • JUNIATA EL SCH (Students: 560, Location: 418 N 8TH AVE JUNIATA, Grades: KG-6)
  • LOGAN EL SCH (Students: 518, Location: 301 SYCAMORE STREET GREENWOOD, Grades: KG-6)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY EL SCH (Students: 485, Location: 310 CAYUGA AVENUE, Grades: KG-6)
  • MOWRIE A EBNER EL SCH (Students: 428, Location: 308 HILLSIDE AVENUE, Grades: KG-6)
  • PENN-LINCOLN EL SCH (Students: 419, Location: 411 12TH ST, Grades: KG-6)
  • JUNIATA GAP EL SCH (Students: 354, Location: 3365 JUNIATA GAP ROAD, Grades: KG-6)
  • BAKER EL SCH (Location: 108 W WARD AVE, Grades: KG-6)
  • IRVING EL SCH (Location: 110 CHERRY AVE, Grades: KG-6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Altoona:

  • ALTOONA CENTRAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 301, Location: 1400 4TH AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST ROSE OF LIMA SCHOOL (Students: 199, Location: 5519 6TH AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST SCHOOL (Students: 109, Location: 311 LOTZ AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • SHADY POND SCHOOL (Students: 20, Location: 501 GOLF COURSE RD, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Altoona

Library in Altoona:

  • ALTOONA AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,331,960; Location: 1600 FIFTH AVENUE; 190,072 books; 9,277 audio materials; 5,925 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 82 state licensed databases; 214 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Penn Mont Academy's new address is 131 Holliday Hills Drive Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 814-696-8801
  • Altoona is also the birth place of NBA players Mike Izzulino and Doug West. Current NBA player Danny Fortson also played for Altoona Area Highschool.
  • please add:South Hills School of Business and Technology 508 58th Street Altoona, Pa. 16602 944-6134 to your list of colleges. We have been here since spring, 2000 thanks
  • Altoona zip codes: 16603, PO boxes in downtown main Post Office
  • Penn Mont Academy's new address is 131 Holliday Hills Drive Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 814-696-8801

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Altoona: View Field (A), Altoona Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), Altoona Fire Department Station 2 (C), Altoona Fire Department Station 4 (D), Altoona Fire Department Station 3 (E), County Home (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Pleasant Valley Shopping Center (1), Station Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Altoona: Jaffa Mosque (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Ridge Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2), Hutchinson Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Oakton Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Marauders Run (A), Spring Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Altoona include: Geesey Park (1), Fairview Park (2), Highland Park (3), Gospel Hill Park (4), Mansion Park (5), Memorial Park (6), Prospect Park (7), Tuckahoe Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Baker Mansion Blair County Historical Society (Museums; Baker Mansion), Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum (1300 9th Avenue), Fire Base Eagle Inc Vietnam Veterans History Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1301 17th Street), Fort Roberdeau Historic Site (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Sinking Valley), Dan's Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2420 Broad Avenue).

Hotels: Hampton Inn Altoona (180 Charlotte Drive), Econo Lodge Altoona (2906 Pleasant Valley Boulevard), Bellmeade Motel (1876 East Pleasant Valley Boulevard # A), Days Inn (2915 Pleasant Blvd), Chapter 2 Thrift Shop (1876A East Pleasant Valley Boulevard), Econo Lodge (2906 Pleasant Valley Boulevard), HOJO Inn by Howard Johnson (1500 Sterling Street), Holiday Express (2915 Pleasant Valley Blvd).

Birthplace of: Charlie Crist - Politician, Michael Behe - Activist, Galen Hall - College football player, Harry J. Anslinger - Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, Danah boyd - Blogger, Harry E. Soyster - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Paul Winter - Musician, Richard E. Nugent - General, Steve Lach - Football player and shot putter, Mike Reid (American football) - College football player.

Blair County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Altoona and their reported violations in the past:

ALTOONA WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 62,500, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Bromate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2014)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-28-2008 to JUL-28-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
KING GEORGE SHEETZ (Serves VA, Population served: 2,022, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SOUTHERN BLAIR SENIOR CENTER (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BELLEMEAD CIVIC ASSN INC (Population served: 340, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-24-2008), St Site Visit (enforcement) (NOV-24-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2012. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2010. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2010)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2010)
  • 7 other older monitoring violations
FORT ROBERDEAU (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BELLMEAD TOWNHOUSES (Population served: 90, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2011. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2011. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2011)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2011)
  • 18 other older monitoring violations
SHEETZ 225 (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-24-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-22-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
SINKING VALLEY CC (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • HEIDELBERG CC (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHEETZ STORE #121 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPLINTERS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.3%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


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

People in group quarters in Altoona in 2010:

  • 443 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 432 people in college/university student housing
  • 153 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 64 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 38 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Altoona in 2000:

  • 879 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 390 people in nursing homes
  • 246 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 233 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 87 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 48 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 32 people in religious group quarters
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with most branches in Altoona (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: 17th Street Branch, Financial Services Center Branch, Pleasant Valley Branch, 25th Avenue Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Altoona Giant Eagle Branch, Pleasant Valley Branch, Broad Avenue Branch, Pleasant Valley Drive-In Branch. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Reliance Savings Bank: Plank Road Branch, Lakemont Branch, 17th Street Branch, at 1119 Twelfth Street. Info updated 2008/08/07: Bank assets: $378.5 mil, Deposits: $277.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Reliance Bancorp,mhc
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Plank Road Branch, Eldorado Branch, Wehnwood Branch. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation
  • S&T Bank: Altoona Regional Bkg Ctr Branch, Altoona Branch, Altoona Messenger Service Branch. Info updated 2012/03/14: Bank assets: $4,099.9 mil, Deposits: $3,349.5 mil, headquarters in Indiana, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: S & T Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Commonwealth Bank: Logan Valley Mall Branch, Station Mall Branch, Pleasant Valley Branch. Info updated 2010/11/23: Bank assets: $5,779.0 mil, Deposits: $4,511.6 mil, headquarters in Indiana, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation
  • C&G Savings Bank: Altoona Branch at 3301 Pleasant Valley Boulevard, branch established on 2000/03/27; at 1201 12th Street, branch established on 1939/01/01. Info updated 2008/07/10: Bank assets: $134.6 mil, Deposits: $103.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Altoona First Savings Bank: 1116 Twelfth Ave Branch at 1116 Twelfth Ave, branch established on 1927/01/01; at 203 North Logan Boulevard, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $210.5 mil, Deposits: $184.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • 1st Summit Bank: Altoona Walmart Branch at 2600 Plank Road Commons, branch established on 2004/11/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $730.5 mil, Deposits: $653.3 mil, headquarters in Johnstown, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Summit Bancorp Of Johnstown, Inc.
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Altoona:

Marital status in Altoona, PA
  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Altoona:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Altoona
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Altoona, PA (based on Blair County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,60621
Mainline Protestant19,74789
Evangelical Protestant16,79099
Other1,9316
Orthodox3685
Black Protestant1912
None60,456-
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:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
This county:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 80
This county:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.8%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Altoona:

49.1%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Altoona:

45.2%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Altoona:

29.0
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.4%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Altoona:

11.6%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Altoona:

35.0%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.5%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Altoona:

77.0%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Altoona, PA 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
Police Protection - Officers 65$328,979$60,7350$0
Firefighters 62$292,941$56,6980$0
Streets and Highways 52$170,558$39,3600$0
Other Government Administration 14$63,112$54,0966$2,133
Housing and Community Development (Local) 13$50,523$46,6370$0
Police - Other 9$28,797$38,39619$15,978
Financial Administration 6$23,618$47,2360$0
Electric Power 5$18,523$44,4550$0
Fire - Other 1$3,315$39,7800$0
Totals for Government 227$980,366$51,82625$18,111

Altoona government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,219,000 ($27.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $453,000 ($10.27)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,698,000 ($197.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,665,000 ($196.49)
    Regular Highways: $5,283,000 ($119.80)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,064,000 ($69.48)
    General - Other: $1,395,000 ($31.63)
    Financial Administration: $1,365,000 ($30.95)
    Central Staff Services: $665,000 ($15.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $520,000 ($11.79)
    General Public Buildings: $445,000 ($10.09)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $367,000 ($8.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $136,000 ($3.08)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $21,576,000 ($489.27)
    Benefit Payments: $4,863,000 ($110.28)
    Withdrawals: $81,000 ($1.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $940,000 ($21.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $211,000 ($4.78)
    Central Staff Services: $133,000 ($3.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000 ($1.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($0.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,794,000 ($267.45)

Altoona government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $3,079,000 ($69.82)
    Regular Highways: $569,000 ($12.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $66,000 ($1.50)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $2,723,000 ($61.75)
    From Other Governments: $504,000 ($11.43)
    Local Employee Contribution: $422,000 ($9.57)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,568,000 ($58.23)
    Other: $345,000 ($7.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $332,000 ($7.53)
    General Local Government Support: $280,000 ($6.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $237,000 ($5.37)
    Interest Earnings: $197,000 ($4.47)
    Rents: $146,000 ($3.31)
    Special Assessments: $48,000 ($1.09)
    Sale of Property: $45,000 ($1.02)
    General Revenue - Other: $13,000 ($0.29)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,675,000 ($37.98)
    Highways: $1,176,000 ($26.67)
    General Local Government Support: $42,000 ($0.95)
  • Tax - Property: $9,899,000 ($224.48)
    Individual Income: $7,855,000 ($178.13)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,157,000 ($48.91)
    Public Utility License: $526,000 ($11.93)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $305,000 ($6.92)

Altoona government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,816,000 ($608.10)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,437,000 ($576.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,379,000 ($31.27)

Altoona government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,112,000 ($47.89)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $31,524,000 ($714.86)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,549,000 ($193.86)

2.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.88%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

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 Cambria County, PA  0.39% ($41,174 average AGI)
from Bedford County, PA  0.28% ($42,570)
from Centre County, PA  0.20% ($36,529)


3.37% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.37%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

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 Cambria County, PA  0.35% ($31,629 average AGI)
to Bedford County, PA  0.29% ($41,264)
to Huntingdon County, PA  0.23% ($43,386)
Businesses in Altoona, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts2La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Furniture3
Applebee's1LensCrafters1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Barnes & Noble1Macy's1
Baskin-Robbins1Marriott1
Bath & Body Works1Martin's3
Bed Bath & Beyond1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Blockbuster1Mazda1
Burger King2McDonald's5
CVS1Men's Wearhouse1
Casual Male XL1Motel 61
Charlotte Russe1Motherhood Maternity3
Chevrolet1New Balance1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Nike4
Cold Stone Creamery1Nissan1
Comfort Suites1Old Navy1
Cracker Barrel1Olive Garden1
Curves1Outback1
Dairy Queen3Outback Steakhouse1
Deb1Pac Sun1
Decora Cabinetry3Panera Bread1
Dennys1Papa John's Pizza2
Domino's Pizza1Payless2
DressBarn1Penske1
Dressbarn1Pier 1 Imports1
Dunkin Donuts1Pizza Hut2
Econo Lodge1Quality1
Eddie Bauer1RadioShack2
Fashion Bug1Ramada1
FedEx6Red Lobster1
Finish Line1Rite Aid2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Rue211
Ford1SAS Shoes1
GNC3Sam's Club1
GameStop3Sears2
Gap1Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill2Sprint Nextel1
Gymboree1Staples1
H&R Block3Subway5
Haworth1Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Hobby Lobby1T.G.I. Driday's1
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx1
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1Toys"R"Us1
Hot Topic1True Value2
Hyundai1U-Haul4
JCPenney1UPS8
Jones New York2Value City Furniture1
Journeys1Vans1
Justice1Verizon Wireless3
KFC2Victoria's Secret1
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's2

Strongest AM radio stations in Altoona:

  • WVAM (1430 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRTA (1240 AM; 1 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALTOONA TRANS-AUDIO CORP, INC.)
  • WFBG (1290 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WKMC (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROARING SPRING, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WPHB (1260 AM; 5 kW; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • WTRN (1340 AM; 1 kW; TYRONE, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altoona:

  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WALY (103.9 FM; BELLWOOD, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WKYE-FM1 (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WINSTON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBRX-FM1 (94.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: SHERLOCK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBXQ (94.7 FM; CRESSON, PA; Owner: SOUNDS GOOD, INC.)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WJSM-FM (92.7 FM; MARTINSBURG, PA; Owner: MARTINSBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWLY (106.3 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES,LLC)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBRX (94.3 FM; PATTON, PA; Owner: SHERLOCK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Altoona:

  • W32AX (Channel 32; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: BENJAMIN PEREZ)
  • W41CF (Channel 41; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WATM-TV (Channel 23; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: PALM TELEVISION, L.P.)
  • WTAJ-TV (Channel 10; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W57AH (Channel 57; BROCKPORT, PA; Owner: PALM TELEVISION, L.P.)
  • WKBS-TV (Channel 47; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Altoona: Glenn H., Jr. English, Robert E. Laws.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Altoona fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 79Number of bridges
  • 548ft / 167mTotal length
  • $37,732,000Total costs
  • 543,274Total average daily traffic
  • 36,602Total average daily truck traffic
  • 445,417Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Altoona, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 131980-1989
  • 171990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 82010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Altoona, PA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Altoona)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 158 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Altoona, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 217 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Altoona)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Altoona)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full tracts)
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 ORIGINATED170$88,812257$80,681524$93,025207$23,7874$300,00098$72,8163$57,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$80,25011$72,72742$92,54813$35,4621$75,0004$67,7500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$85,16741$60,195258$89,818128$24,1412$295,00039$61,1033$61,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$97,30824$76,000161$80,54719$31,2630$010$46,0001$61,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$58,7506$101,00020$94,4501$71,0000$01$64,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 17 tracts in Altoona, PA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED57$81,52620$116,6501$29,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$97,12510$100,2000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$89,3080$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$49,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$32,0000$00$0
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2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 66. The highest number of reported fires - 244 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Altoona, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (53.2%), and Outside Fires (25.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Altoona, PA
    • 55853.2%Structure Fires
    • 27125.9%Outside Fires
    • 14714.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 726.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Altoona, PA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Altoona, Pennsylvania:

  • Clarion Inn & Suites Altoona, 3306 Pleasant Vly Blvd, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602 , Phone: (814) 944-9661
  • Motel 6, 1500 Sterling St, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602 , Phone: (814) 946-7601, Fax: (814) 946-5162
  • Altoona Grand Hotel, 1 Sheraton Dr, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601 , Phone: (814) 946-1631, Fax: (814) 946-0785
  • Quality Inn, 2915 Pleasant Vly Blvd, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602 , Phone: (814) 944-4581, Fax: (814) 943-4996
  • Days Inn & Suites, 458 Sabbath Rest Rd, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601 , Phone: (814) 944-4499, Fax: (814) 944-3990
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, Altoona, 1601 Vly View Blvd, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602 , Phone: (814) 946-1400, Fax: (814) 946-3900
  • Comfort Suites, 140 Stroehman Dr, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601 , Phone: (814) 942-2600, Fax: (814) 942-2366
  • Wingate by Wyndham, 909 Chestnut Ave, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601 , Phone: (814) 515-2233, Fax: (814) 515-2133
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Altoona, Pennsylvania
Most common first names in Altoona, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary84479.3 years
John68372.7 years
William59773.4 years
Robert49668.2 years
James40171.4 years
Margaret39979.4 years
Helen39678.4 years
Charles39572.5 years
Joseph36272.7 years
George32674.6 years
Most common last names in Altoona, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller23274.4 years
Smith20575.2 years
Johnson9571.4 years
Williams8475.8 years
Myers8171.9 years
Snyder7775.1 years
Brown7074.8 years
Davis6674.5 years
Jones6574.0 years
Thompson6572.2 years
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Altoona, PA
  • 92.3%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Electricity
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Altoona, PA
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 18.5%Electricity
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood


Altoona compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Altoona on our top lists:

  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 (16602) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most beauty salons in 2005"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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