A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Altoona ...
The location of Altoona has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Altoona refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altoonan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Altoona has a population of 917 people<3> (see below for details).
Altoona was established in 1908.
The community of Altoona is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Altoona lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Altoona (for example, toward Cave Spring (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Altoona is located in the (205) area code.
The ZIP code for Altoona: 35952<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Altoona had a population of 933 people. This makes Altoona the county's 8th most populous community.
The population of Altoona represents 0.02% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 264th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 933 people, the population of Altoona decreased 5.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 984 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Altoona had an population of 917 people. This is a decrease of 1.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.81% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Altoona.
Communities near Altoona ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Altoona and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Altoona.
Communities Also Named Altoona ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Altoona - they are located in Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Altoona.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Altoona:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altoona ...
Looking for more information about Altoona? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Altoona, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Altoona.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Altoona. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019