Altoona, Pennsylvania 

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PENNSYLVANIA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

74,220

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,725,656

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

44,749

-4.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Best Places to Live in Altoona, Pennsylvania

Small city - South-central Pennsylvania along the main Allegheny Mountain ridge. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Altoona, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Nearby mountains
-Historic interest
Cons
-Isolation
-Weak economy
-Low ethnic diversity

 $39,900 
1816 6th St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | SqFt
 $489,900 
540 Moser Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 3413 SqFt
 $179,000 
4013 Kettle Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 3413 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Altoona Metro Area

Altoona is a historic railroad town and transportation gateway. Its roots are as a company town for the Pennsylvania Railroad, still a major artery today. But after the railroad ceased to be an independent entity, the town’s shops and facilities, which once employed 15,000, went into permanent decline. Its role as a transportation gateway likewise declined when the Pennsylvania Turnpike bypassed the area by 50 miles. A modest amount of light industry has taken the railroad’s place and Interstate 99 now does connect the area with the major east-west Turnpike.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Altoona
Zip Codes: 16601 16602
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1320 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Altoona is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Altoona jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Altoona's cost of living is 27.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Altoona's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Altoona, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Blair county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Altoona's population is 44,749 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 4.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Altoona is $72,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.4%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Altoona public schools spend $11,632 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Altoona. More Education


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Housing Market in Altoona

It's a good time to buy in Altoona. Home Appreciation is up 0.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Altoona Real Estate

The median home price in Altoona is $72,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Altoona   10 Reviews
Climate - 2/23/2020
Though the climate in Altoona is cold in the Winter, it does often get less snow than Western Pennsylvania because of the Allegheny Front mountain range just to the west... Read More

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Altoona has a good location - 2/23/2020
I grew up in Hollidaysburg near Altoona. The city has had its ups and downs throughout the years but all in all I think that central PA has the most beautiful scenery... Read More

21.84% job growth !? - 11/22/2008
Hi all... i've read the charts and graphs available from RECON and i just can't seem to figure where this kind of job growth over the next 10 years is coming from(?)... Read More


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16601 16602

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NEW LISTINGS IN ALTOONA
$39,900
1816 6th St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$489,900
540 Moser Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$179,000
4013 Kettle Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$45,000
110 Walnut Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$89,900
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Bed 3 | Bath 2

$256,000
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Bed 3 | Bath 2

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