Altoona SnackAbility

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Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
5
Safety
6
Amenities
9.5
Education
6
Commute
9

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Altoona, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the principal city of the Altoona Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population was 46,320 at the time of the 2010 Census, making it the eleventh most populous city in Pennsylvania. The Altoona MSA includes all of Blair County and was recorded as having a population of 127,089 at the 2010 Census, around 100,000 of whom live within a 5-mile (8.0 km) radius of the Altoona city center according to U.S. Census ZIP Code population data. This includes the adjacent boroughs of Hollidaysburg and Duncansville, adjacent townships of Logan, Allegheny, Blair, Frankstown, Antis, and Tyrone, as well as nearby boroughs of Bellwood and Newry.
Population
45,209
Unemployment
7.6%
Poverty
22.3%
Median Home
$85,400
Median Income
$36,741
Median Rent
$606

1 Reviews & Comments About Altoona

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

08/05/2018

Altoona is an excellent place to go, either for recreation, shopping, or staying the night. The cops keep things nice and safe. The air is clean, and the roads are well-kept. Traffic sometimes get busy, but that is to be expected in a big small-town. The most important aspect of Altoona that stands out are the shops and the options you have. There is literally food on every street corner, two separate malls (one indoor, one a plaza), and hundreds, maybe thousands, of places to go and see. It also has some public transit, libraries, plenty of doctors' offices, and I hear, good schools, and some nearby colleges. Another good aspect of this town is that, if you can't find it here, Altoona is kind of a hub that is connected to somewhere where you will find what you're looking for. If you like train watching, there are several vantage points from which to view, and taking the highway route 22, from Gallitzin, you will be able to see the famous Horseshoe Curve.

If you plan to visit, you may want to use Google maps and familiarize yourself with the road system. In-town Altoona, as we call it here, is where the UPMC Altoona hospital is. That is near the 'old section' of town, and is kind of dumpy and run-down but still nice. The 'new' section of the city is heading more towards Duncansville, which is sometimes confused with Altoona. This is where the action starts! You've got the Logan Valley Mall, Wal-Mart, two movie theaters, and other things. Heading more towards Duncansville but splitting off, you've got the road to Hollidaysburg, another nice little town, which is kind of ritzy. You can use Convention Center Boulevard behind Wal-Mart to make a short cut to this road, then make a right, and you'll get on a split two-lane, two-way road. When I was little, as an out-of-towner, I remember that one summer my mother took my brother and I every day to Altoona and we all shopped and just ran through the mall!! That was back when arcades were still around. I love that mall! Most malls have suffered over the years, but it is almost fully stocked with stores.

Rankings for Altoona in Pennsylvania

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Map Of Altoona, PA

Population over time in Altoona

Year Population % Change
2016 45,209 -1.3%
2015 45,814 -0.4%
2014 45,987 -0.5%
2013 46,195 -0.5%
2012 46,434 -0.5%
2011 46,662 -0.5%
2010 46,883 -

Crime in Altoona Per 100k

Crime Altoona PA USA
Violent Crime 270.5 313.3 382.9
Murder 0.0 5.8 5.3
Robbery 69.9 92.1 98.0
Aggravated Assault 126.2 182.6 248.9
Property Crime 2069.2 1649.4 2362.0
Burglary 376.4 250.3 430.4
Larceny 1595.8 1297.7 1694.0
Car Theft 96.9 101.4 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Altoona

White
92.8% (41,935)
African American
2.9% (1,316)
American Indian
0.0% (10)
Asian
0.3% (158)
Hawaiian
0.0% (6)
Other
0.0% (6)
Two Or More
2.3% (1,039)
Hispanic
1.6% (739)
Race Altoona PA USA
White 92.8% 77.7% 60.6%
African American 2.9% 10.6% 10.4%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.3% 3.1% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 3.9%
Two Or More 2.3% 1.7% 2.5%
Hispanic 1.6% 6.6% 17.3%

Household Income For Altoona, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
9.8% (4,430)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.9% (4,475)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.7% (7,097)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.0% (5,425)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.5% (7,007)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.6% (7,956)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.4% (5,153)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.8% (2,622)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.2% (542)
$200,000 or more
1.2% (542)
Income Altoona PA USA
Less than $10,000 9.8% 6.7% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.9% 5.1% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.7% 10.5% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.0% 10.0% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.5% 13.4% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.6% 18.3% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.4% 12.6% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.8% 13.5% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.2% 5.0% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 1.2% 4.9% 5.7%

Gender in Altoona

Female
50.1% (22,654)
Male
49.9% (22,554)
Gender Altoona PA USA
Female 50.1% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 49.9% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Altoona for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.1% (938)
9-12th Grade
8.7% (3,918)
High School / GED
48.7% (22,004)
Some College
15.2% (6,874)
Associate's Degree
8.4% (3,797)
Bachelor's Degree
11.6% (5,243)
Master's Degree
4.5% (2,023)
Professional Degree
0.6% (279)
Doctorate Degree
0.3% (128)
Education Altoona PA USA
< 9th Grade 2.1% 3.4% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 8.7% 7.0% 7.4%
High School / GED 48.7% 36.0% 27.5%
Some College 15.2% 16.2% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.4% 8.0% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 11.6% 17.8% 18.8%
Master's Degree 4.5% 8.2% 8.2%
Professional Degree 0.6% 1.9% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.3% 1.4% 1.3%

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