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Welcome to Altoona ...

The city of Altoona is located in Wilson County<1>.

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.

  • Chanute [Neosho County]
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    • Chanute [Neosho County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,042 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chanute
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chanute<7>
  • Neodesha [Wilson County]
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    • Neodesha [Wilson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neodesha have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neodesha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neodesha<7>
  • Fredonia [Wilson County]
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    • Fredonia [Wilson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,225 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fredonia have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredonia<7>
  • Cherryvale [Montgomery County]
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    • Cherryvale [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,138 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryvale<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Thayer [Neosho County]
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      • Thayer [Neosho County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 470 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thayer<7>
    • Buffalo [Wilson County]
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      • Buffalo [Wilson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Galesburg [Neosho County]
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      • Galesburg [Neosho County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 119 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
    • Benedict [Wilson County]
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      • Benedict [Wilson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benedict
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benedict<7>
    • Earlton [Neosho County]
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      • Earlton [Neosho County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 52 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earlton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earlton
    • New Albany [Wilson County]
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      • New Albany [Wilson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany

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.

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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 State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Wilson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 city'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altoona.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altoona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Altoona) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altoona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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: 37.5251, Longitude: -95.6617    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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