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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Altoona demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Etowah County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Gadsden area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35952 ZIP code.
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.
5% of Altoona residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Altoona, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $99. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $594.
Etowah County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Altoona political report.
The average commute time for Altoona workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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