Altoona, Pennsylvania 

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Population

42,989

-4.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.1%

Median Income

$36,258

Median Home Price

$108,700

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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.

Altoona, PA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living
Nearby mountains
Historic interest
Cons
Isolation
Weak economy
Low ethnic diversity


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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Blair County
Metro Area: Altoona Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately conservative
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 8.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Blair county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 71.1% to 27.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Altoona's population is 42,989 people. Since 2020, 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 Real Estate: $108,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.4%.

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 7.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Altoona is $108,700.

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Reviews for Altoona   11 Reviews
Reflections on Altoona... - 9/21/2020
Sun rises and sets over 2000+ ft. mountains, which does seem to shorten your summer days. It gets hot and humid in the summer, with not a lot of wind or airflow,... Read More

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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

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


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16601 16602

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