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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$67,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$300
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,566
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    33%
    13%

    Altoona Reviews

    1 review
    Living in a small town can benefit a persons moral beliefs for the better. In being so close to everyone you can feel yourself rising to impress your peers. Living in a small town taught me togetherness and family, Altoona has only 930 people living within it which can change your heart to be kinder. Its the norm to see your neighbor sitting in the pew next to you during church. What I would like to see happen in the next few years is more business arrive to revive our economic growth. Altoona is a small town with no small businesses within it, the business would dramatically replace the quiet town with a more welcoming feel.
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