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%

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
    41
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    28
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    110
    1
  • Theft
    413
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83
    0

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%
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Altoona Reviews

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Altoona is a small town, a suburb of the Eau Claire area. It has a small-town feel, friendly people, excellent schools, and is close to many events and resources in the area.
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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.
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.