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Welcome to Altoona ...
The city of Altoona is located in Blair County.
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 44,098 people<3> (see below for details).
Altoona was established in 1849.
The community of Altoona is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Altoona lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Altoona lies within the (814) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Altoona had a population of 46,320 people (which is 36.45% of the total population of Blair County). This makes Altoona the county's most populous community.
The population of Altoona represents 0.36% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 46,320 people, the population of Altoona decreased 6.47% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 49,523 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Altoona had an population of 44,098 people. This is a decrease of 4.8% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.95% 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 as if you drove.<5>.
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 Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, 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:
Websites 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 ...
The official website for Altoona: www.altoonapa.gov/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019