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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.
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.
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.
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.
20% of Altavista residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Altavista, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $733.
Libraries in Altavista include Staunton River Memorial Library ... View libraries
Campbell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Altavista political report.
The average commute time for Altavista workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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