1 review
  1. Town in Alabama
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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
$69,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$292
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$28,646
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    35%
    14%

    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.
    • Current Resident
    • 20 days ago
    • Overall Experience