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Welcome to Altavista ...
The location of Altavista has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Altavista has a population of 3,406 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Altavista.
Altavista is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Altavista lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Altavista lies within the (434) area code.
Websites for Altavista ...
Official Website: www.ci.altavista.va.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Altavista had an population of 3,406 people. This is a decrease of 1.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.55% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Altavista had a population of 3,450 people (which is 6.29% of the total population of Campbell County). This makes Altavista the county's most populous community.
The population of Altavista represents 0.04% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,450 people, the population of Altavista has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,425 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Altavista.
Adding Altavista 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 Altavista 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 Altavista elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Altavista on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Altavista ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Altavista - it's located in Georgia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Altavista.
Communities near Altavista ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Altavista.
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 Altavista. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altavista.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Altavista. 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 Altavista.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altavista. See our Newspapers Page for Altavista.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altavista ...
Looking for more information about Altavista? 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 Altavista, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Altavista.
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The official website for Altavista: www.ci.altavista.va.us/
The official website for Campbell County: www.co.campbell.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021