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Overview
Population:46,434
Pop. Change:-6%
State: Pennsylvania
Metro Area: Altoona Metro Area
County: Blair County
City:Altoona
Zip Code:16601, 16602, ... 2 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Altoona's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Altoona Metro Area

Profile: Small city  Location: South-central Pennsylvania along the main Allegheny Mountain ridge Elevation: 1320 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

PROCON
Cost of livingIsolation
Nearby mountainsWeak economy
Historic interestLow ethnic diversity

Interesting Facts about Altoona, Pennsylvania

As of 2014, Altoona's population is 46,434 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.23 percent.

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The median home cost in Altoona is $65,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.20 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Altoona's cost of living is 18.70% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Altoona public schools spend $11,781 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Altoona.

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The unemployment rate in Altoona is 5.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Altoona jobs have Increased by 0.62 percent.


Ranked #11 Most Secure Places to Live 2011 (Small Towns)
Ranked #22 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #70 America's Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (117 Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #112 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #158 Best Green Cities
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Map Of Altoona

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Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Altoona's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes