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Altoona is a town in Etowah County, in the Gadsden metro area. (The community straddles Etowah and Blount counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for Altoona, PA

The latitude of Altoona is 34.026N. The longitude is -86.326W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 955 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 970.


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Median household income
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$20,469
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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Ancestry & family history

9% of Altoona residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Altoona ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Altoona was $11,168, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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5% of Altoona residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Altoona, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $99.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $594.


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Etowah County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Altoona political report.

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The average commute time for Altoona workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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