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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  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-
Altoona is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 7,499. Altoona is in Eau Claire County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Altoona offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Altoona there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Altoona and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Altoona are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Altoona Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    38.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    102.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    293.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    996.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Altoona

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,876
National
$55,322
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Altoona Reviews

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Nice place to live ..good school and neighborhoods..but they don't fix there roads! Bartlett ave by the school is all pot holes..and stays that way...in the winter the roads are poorly plowed and uncontrolled intersections are not safe..but everything Eles is good!
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I absolutely love living here! It is almost the perks of a small town right next to a big city. I know our family is safe and love that the little town is booming with industry!
Altoona is a small and up and coming town. Altoona has recently developed a new park that is along the river and will soon have a splash pad. There also is a lake in Altoona where residents go fishing and boating. The schools in Altoona are ranked in the top five for the area.