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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Altoona demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Eau Claire County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Eau Claire area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54720 ZIP code.
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.
27% 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 $444. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $897.
Libraries in Altoona include Altoona Public Library ... View libraries
Eau Claire County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Altoona political report.
The average commute time for Altoona workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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