Altoona (zip 16602), Pennsylvania 

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Population

27,891

-1.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.1%

Median Age

41.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.7

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Altoona (zip 16602), Pennsylvania

Small city - South-central Pennsylvania along the main Allegheny Mountain ridge. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 16602 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: Altoona (zip 16602)
Cost of Living: -26.7% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1320 ft above sea level

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Altoona, Pa Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Altoona (zip 16602) is 8.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Altoona (zip 16602) jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Altoona (zip 16602)'s cost of living is 26.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Altoona (zip 16602)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 16602 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Blair county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 71.1% to 27.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Altoona (zip 16602)'s population is 27,891 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 1.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Altoona (zip 16602) is Real Estate: $98,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.6%.

SCHOOLS
Altoona (zip 16602) 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 (zip 16602). More Education



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Housing Market in Altoona

It's a good time to buy in Altoona. Home Appreciation is up 7.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Altoona is $98,800.
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