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Welcome to Altoona ...
When the people of Altoona refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altoonan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Altoona has a population of 379 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Altoona.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Altoona: Named after Altoona, Pennsylvania (PA).
Altoona is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Altoona lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Altoona lies within the (620) area code.
The ZIP code for Altoona: 66710<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Altoona had an population of 379 people. This is a decrease of 8.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.86% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Altoona had a population of 414 people. This makes Altoona the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Altoona represents 0.01% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 317th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 414 people, the population of Altoona decreased 14.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 485 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Altoona.
Adding Altoona to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
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, we also found mention of Altoona elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Altoona on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Altoona ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Altoona - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Iowa, 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. Our list includes 5 papers. 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.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Altoona, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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.
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This page was last modified: 20 Jan 2021