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Welcome to Altoona ...

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

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 7,860 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Altoona.

Altoona is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Altoona lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Altoona: (715) and (534)<6>

Websites for Altoona ...

Official Website: www.ci.altoona.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Altoona had an population of 7,860 people. This is an increase of 17.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Altoona had a population of 6,706 people (which is 6.79% of the total population of Eau Claire County). This makes Altoona the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Altoona represents 0.12% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 143rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,706 people, the population of Altoona has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,698 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 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, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Washington.

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.

  • Chippewa Falls [Chippewa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippewa Falls
    • Chippewa Falls [Chippewa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Altoona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,407 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chippewa Falls
  • Lake Hallie [Chippewa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Hallie
    • Lake Hallie [Chippewa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Altoona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,779 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Hallie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Hallie
  • Lafayette [Chippewa County]
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    • Lafayette [Chippewa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Altoona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,033 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pleasant Valley [Eau Claire County]
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    • Pleasant Valley [Eau Claire County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Altoona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,460 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Eagle Point [Chippewa County]
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      • Eagle Point [Chippewa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Altoona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Point
    • Wheaton [Chippewa County]
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      • Wheaton [Chippewa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Altoona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheaton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheaton
    • Union [Eau Claire County]
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      • Union [Eau Claire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Altoona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,802 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Mondovi [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mondovi
      • Mondovi [Buffalo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Altoona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,562 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mondovi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mondovi
    • Anson [Chippewa County]
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      • Anson [Chippewa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Altoona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anson
    • Elk Mound [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mound
      • Elk Mound [Dunn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Altoona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,928 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mound

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Altoona: www.ci.altoona.wi.us/

The official website for Eau Claire County: www.co.eau-claire.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Eau Claire, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altoona.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altoona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<7>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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altoona. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AltoonaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altoona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8050, Longitude: -91.4421       In this case, the coordinates for Altoona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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