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Overview
Population:46,320
Pop. Change:-7%
State: Pennsylvania
Metro Area: Altoona Metro Area
County: Blair County
City:Altoona
Zip Code:16601, 16602, ... 2 more
Real Estate:For Sale
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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


Interesting Facts about Altoona, Pennsylvania

As of 2012, Altoona's population is 46,320 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -7.33 percent.

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The median home cost in Altoona is $67,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.71 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Altoona's cost of living is 13.90% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Altoona public schools spend $5,206 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,691. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Altoona.

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The unemployment rate in Altoona is 6.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 8.60%). Recent job growth is Negative. Altoona jobs have Decreased by 0.24 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 19 minutes. The National Average is 28 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