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Welcome to Altoona ...

The town of Altoona is primarily located in Etowah County<1>. A portion of Altoona extends into Blount County.

The location of Altoona has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Altoona refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altoonan<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Altoona has a population of 914 people<4> (see below for details).

Altoona was established in 1908.

The community of Altoona is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<5>.

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 within the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Altoona: 35952<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Altoona had an population of 914 people. This is a decrease of 2.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.11% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Altoona ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Altoona.

  • Gadsden [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gadsden
    • Gadsden [Etowah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2018: 35,157 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gadsden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gadsden<8>
  • Albertville [Marshall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albertville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albertville
    • Albertville [Marshall County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2018: 21,568 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albertville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albertville<8>
  • Boaz [Marshall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boaz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boaz
    • Boaz [Marshall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2018: 9,656 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boaz
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boaz<8>
  • Rainbow City [Etowah County]
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    • Southside [Etowah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southside
      • Southside [Etowah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 8,819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southside<8>
    • Oneonta [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneonta
      • Oneonta [Blount County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 6,615 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oneonta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oneonta<8>
    • Attalla [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attalla
      • Attalla [Etowah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 5,799 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attalla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attalla<8>
    • Springville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springville
      • Springville [Saint Clair County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 4,265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springville<8>
    • Ashville [Saint Clair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashville
      • Ashville [Saint Clair County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashville<8>
    • Sardis City [Etowah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis City
      • Sardis City [Etowah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,787 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altoona. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altoona.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Altoona. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Altoona.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altoona. See our Newspapers 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 ...

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Etowah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Altoona refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Altoona may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altoona.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altoona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Altoona). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Altoona or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altoona) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altoona. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altoona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altoona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0331, Longitude: -86.3136       In this case, the coordinates for Altoona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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