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Altoona

Altoona

  •   State: 
    Wisconsin
      County: 
    Eau Claire County
      City: 
    Altoona
      County FIPS: 
    55035
      Coordinates: 
    44°48′15″N 91°26′32″W
      Area total: 
    4.98 sq mi (12.90 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.73 sq mi (12.26 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.25 sq mi (0.65 km²)
      Elevation: 
    896 ft (273 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    44,8029
      Longitude: 
    -91,4411
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Eau Claire, WI
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    54720
      GMAP: 

    Altoona, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States

  •   Population: 
    5,275
      Population density: 
    1,662.79 residents per square mile of area (642.06/km²)
      Household income: 
    $46,434
      Households: 
    2,855
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.60%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    5.50%
      Income taxes: 
    6.75%

Altoona is a city in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 8,292 at the 2020 census with an estimated population in 2021 of 8,817. The name Altoona was based on Altoona, Pennsylvania, which in turn was named after Allatoona, Georgia. The city was incorporated as a city on April 5, 1887. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.86 square miles (12.59 km²), of which, 4.65 square miles of land is land and 0.21 sq miles (0.54 km²) is water. Altoona is situated near Lake Altoona, a man-made lake, with water provided by the Eau. Claire River. It is located at 44°4815N 91°2632W (44.804110, -91.442183). The city limits generally follow Otter Creek to the south, and Fairfax St. and Bus. 53 provides a general boundary between the two, with County Highway AA generally forms the eastern limits of the city. The median income for a household in the city was $63,556, and the median income. for a family was $75,980. About 8.1% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 4.1%. Of the population age 25 and over, 93.9% were high school graduates or higher.

History

The settlement of Altoona began in 1881 when the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway selected the site for a new terminal to replace the overcrowded existing terminal in Eau Claire. The name Altoona was based on Altoona, Pennsylvania, which in turn was named after Allatoona, Georgia. Residents began moving into the community in early 1882 and the railroad terminal became operational in May of that year. The city was incorporated as a city on April 5, 1887.Continued growth over the past century has left the two cities adjacent to one another, with Fairfax St. and Bus. 53 providing a general boundary between the two. County Highway AA generally forms the eastern limits of the city. Altoona is bounded on the north by Lake Altoona and the eau Claire River. To the south, the city limits generally follow Otter Creek. The actual border is irregular, with County HighwayAA generally forming the eastern limit of the town. The town is located approximately three miles east of the existing EauClaire terminal. It is located on the banks of the Eau Claire River, which is a tributary of the Wisconsin River. It has a population of about 2,000 people, making it one of the largest towns in the state. The population of Eauclaire is about 1,500. The community is located near the town of Fairfax, Wisconsin, about three miles north of the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

Geography

Altoona is located at 44°4815N 91°2632W (44.804110, -91.442183).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.86 square miles (12.59 km²) Altoona is situated near Lake Altoona, a man-made lake, with water provided by the Eau Claire River. The city is located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It has a population of 2,816. The town is located on the Wisconsin River, a tributary of the Wisconsin Mississippi River. It is the only town in the state to be named after a former president, Theodore Roosevelt, who died in office in 1913. Altoona was named after the town of the same name, which was founded in the 17th century. It was the first city in Wisconsin to have a post office, which opened in 1838. The current post office was established in 1841. It closed in 1852. It reopened again in 1854, when the city was incorporated as a city. It became the city of Altoona in 1855. It had a population 2,716 in 1856. It also had a Post Office, which shut down in 1858. It now has a post station, which it opened again in 1861. It lies on the Eulogie River, which runs through the city. The Eau Claire River flows through Altoona.

Demographics

At the 2010 census there were 6,706 people, 2,883 households, and 1,775 families living in the city. Ethnically, the population was 3.2% Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the population age 25 and over, 93.9% were high school graduates or higher and 33.8% had a bachelor's degree or higher. The median income for a family was $75,980. The per capita income for the city was $32,966. About 8.1% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 4.1%) of those age 65 or over. The city has a population of 8,293 as of the census of 2020. The population density was 1,752.2 inhabitants per square mile (676.5/km²). There were 3,725 housing units at an average density of 787.0 per squaremile (303.9/ km²) The racial makup of the city is 95.89% White, 0.40% African American, 058% Native American, 1.15% Asian,0.07% Pacific Islander, and 0.63% from two or more races. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91. The gender makeup of the City is 47.0%. The city's population age distribution is 24.8%. The median age is 37.4 years.

Education

Altoona is primarily served by the School District of Altoona, and a small parcel is covered by the Eau Claire Area School District. Altoona High School serves most of the area's students. On November 4, 2014, a referendum passed approving a new energy-efficient elementary school on County Road KB. The school will be located on the former site of the old Altoona Elementary School, which was closed in the 1970s. The new elementary school will have a capacity of about 1,000 students. It will be the first elementary school to be built in the state of Wisconsin in more than 30 years. The district will also be adding a middle school and a high school in the near future. It is expected to be completed by the end of the next school year. The high school is scheduled to open in the spring of 2015. The elementary school is set to open by the summer of 2015, and the high school by the fall of 2016. The area is home to a number of charities, including the Altoona Area Foundation and the Altoon Area Council. The Altoona School District is a non-profit organization that provides services to students and their families. It was founded in the early 1900s. It has a history of more than 50 years, and is based in the town's downtown area. It also serves a small part of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The town's small parcel of land is part of the Town of Waukesha, Wisconsin, which has a population of less than 1,500.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Altoona, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin = 84. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 30. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Altoona = 3.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 5,275 individuals with a median age of 37.9 age the population dropped by -2.61% in Altoona, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,662.79 residents per square mile of area (642.06/km²). There are average 2.23 people per household in the 2,855 households with an average household income of $46,434 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.60% of the available work force and has dropped -3.71% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 26.98%. The number of physicians in Altoona per 100,000 population = 398.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Altoona = 31.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 43.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 104. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 189. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 4.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 50, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Altoona, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin which are owned by the occupant = 55.42%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 29 years with median home cost = $122,760 and home appreciation of -13.51%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $19.04 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $6,077 per student. There are 16.1 students for each teacher in the school, 275 students for each Librarian and 383 students for each Counselor. 9.93% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 19.53% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.40% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Altoona's population in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin of 3,764 residents in 1900 has increased 1,4-fold to 5,275 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.89% female residents and 48.11% male residents live in Altoona, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.

    As of 2020 in Altoona, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin are married and the remaining 45.61% are single population.

  • 19.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Altoona require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    86.54% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.15% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.90% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.37% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Altoona, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, 55.42% are owner-occupied homes, another 34.76% are rented apartments, and the remaining 9.83% are vacant.

  • The 55.33% of the population in Altoona, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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