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Altoona is a city in Eau Claire County, in the Eau Claire metro area.

The community was named after Altoona, PA

The latitude of Altoona is 44.804N. The longitude is -91.443W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 896 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,545.


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Median household income
Local
$40,394
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Altoona demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· East Eau Claire
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

34% of Altoona residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $21,236, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% 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 $444.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $897.


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Libraries in Altoona include Altoona Public Library ... View libraries

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Eau Claire County supported John Kerry 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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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