Altoona Metro Area, Pennsylvania 

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Population

124,736

-1.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.7%

Median Income

$43,871

Median Home Price

$111,200

United States / Pennsylvania / Altoona Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes
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Small city - South-central Pennsylvania along the main Allegheny Mountain ridge. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the Altoona metro area, 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:
Metro Area: Altoona Metro Area
Political Ideology: Very conservative
City: Altoona, Logan township (Blair Cnty), 33 total
Zip Codes: 16601, 16602, 16648, 16686, 16635, 16662, 16673, 16693, 16625, 16617, 14 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1320 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Altoona Metro Area is 6.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Altoona Metro Area jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Altoona Metro Area's cost of living is 21.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Altoona Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Altoona metro area remained overwhelmingly Republican, 71.1% to 27.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Altoona Metro Area's population is 124,736 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Altoona Metro Area is Real Estate: $111,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.8%.

SCHOOLS
Altoona Metro Area public schools spend $11,952 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Altoona Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Altoona

It's not a good time to buy in Altoona. Home Appreciation is down -0.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Altoona is $111,200.

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ZIP CODES IN ALTOONA METRO AREA, PENNSYLVANIA
16601, 16602, 16648, 16686, 16635, 16662, 16673, 16693, 16625, 16617, 14 total

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