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Altavista is a town in Campbell County, in the Lynchburg metro area.

The community was named for a farm owned by settler Henry Lane.

The latitude of Altavista is 37.111N. The longitude is -79.285W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 548 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,339.


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Median household income
Local
$31,818
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Altavista demographic reports
The community got its start with the arrival of the Virginian Railway in the early part of the 20th century.

The community was incorporated, as a town, in 1912, the same year that the Lane Company, a box manufacturer, was founded.

The community more than doubled its small size in 1977 with an annexation of outlying areas.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Spring Blossom Festival - May 5, 2007
  • Uncle Billy's Day - June 1-2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Altavista web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Smith Mountain Lake
Historic sites and museums: Avoca Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Altavista demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Campbell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lynchburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24517 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Altavista residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Altavista ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Altavista was $17,997, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Altavista residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Altavista, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $733.


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Libraries in Altavista include Staunton River Memorial Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Altavista workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Altavista include Comfort Suites Altavista, Holiday Inn Express Hotels.

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