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Welcome to Altoona ...
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 2019, Altoona has a population of 916 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 Etna (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
The telephone area code for Altoona: (205)
The ZIP code for Altoona: 35952<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Altoona had an population of 916 people. This is a decrease of 1.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.91% 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 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.
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.
Adding Altoona to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Altoona in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Altoona was on a map titled Map of Alabama (from Rand McNally, 1911).
We also found Altoona on a map titled Shell Oil Map of Alabama (1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Altoona on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022