A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$151,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$764
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    28
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    110
    525
  • Theft
    413
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,675
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Altoona Reviews

10 reviews
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I love the small town feel with the big city only a mile a way. The city is growing by leaps and bounds. They have recently built an new elementary school and renovated the middle and high school. The people of Altoona are very friendly.
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There is very little crime activity where I live, it is a very safe place where the police officers do a good job of making sure we are protected.
We have very good local music festivals and our locals are extremely friendly to everyone visiting or living there. We are not a huge tourist destination, but we are a very charming town.