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The location of Altoona

Welcome to Altoona ...

The city of Altoona is located in Eau Claire 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 2018, Altoona has a population of 7,794 people<3> (see below for details).

Altoona is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Altoona: (715) and (534)<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Altoona had a population of 6,706 people (or 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Altoona had an population of 7,794 people. This is an increase of 16.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.36% 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 and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2018
Anson   [Map]   2,146   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Chippewa Falls   [Map]   14,180   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Eagle Point   [Map]   3,165   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elk Mound   [Map]   1,912   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   5,979   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lake Hallie   [Map]   6,697   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

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, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Washington.

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.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altoona. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altoona.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Altoona:

Websites for Altoona ...

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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.

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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altoona.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altoona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 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: 44.8050, Longitude: -91.4421     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altoona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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